|Hà Tĩnh farmers harvested rice before typhoon Doksuri arrived. — VNA Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ TĨNH — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will provide the central province of Hà Tĩnh 280 tonnes of seeds as a storm relief package for the province’s agricultural sector.
The extract of seeds from the national reserve follows a governmental decision signed by Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ, in an attempt to recover agricultural production in the localities affected by the recent floods and storms, including the central provinces of Hà Tĩnh and Quảng Trị, and northern province of Phú Thọ.
Hà Tĩnh will get 250 tonnes of rice seeds and 30 tonnes of sweet corn. Quảng Trị will receive 300 tonnes of rice and 60 tonnes of corn. Phú Thọ will be supplied with a smaller quantity, 50 tonnes of rice and 10 tonnes of corn.
The deputy PM requested the People’s Committees of the beneficiary provinces to use the seeds for the right purpose and in time for a new crop.
Earlier last week, Hà Tĩnh got 3,500 tonnes of rice used as food from the national reserve to satiate hungry residents in the storm and flood-affected areas.
Hà Tĩnh has been hit the hardest by typhoon Doksuri in September, and severe flooding came upon a tropical depression in October. Last year, it was devastated by repeated strong floods. — VNS