Meanwhile, a water plant worth VNĐ12 billion (US$520,580), which was supposed to supply water for 3,300 households in four villages in the commune, has been left abandoned.
Shinhan Bank Việt Nam (Shinhan Bank) has spent more than VNĐ400 million (US$17,230) to support people affected by drought and salt water intrusion and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta through a range of meaningful activities.
Farmers in Bến Tre Province’s Chợ Lách District are boosting production of seedlings for all kinds of crops to make up for those damaged by drought and saltwater intrusion during the just-ended dry season.
Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to the media on his ministry’s plan to ensure steady water supply to the Mekong Delta in the dry season
The south-central region is estimated to have 51,000 – 70,000ha of farmlands facing a water shortage and a temporary halt to cultivation until there is rain or farmers switch to drought-resistant crops, according to the Department of Irrigation.