Illustrative photo (Source:VNA)
Ca Mau (VNA) - The People’s Committee of the southernmost province of Ca Mau has allocated 86 billion VND (3.7 million USD) to help farmers who are suffering from losses due to the recent drought and saline intrusion prepare for the summer-autumn crop.

Accordingly, households with 30-70 percent of rice fields damaged will receive around 1-1.5 million VND (45-67.5 USD) per hectare in cash. Those who suffered losses of above 70 percent will be provided with 2-3 million VND (90-135 USD) per hectare.

In order to deal with the drought and saline intrusion, especially during the summer-autumn crop, the province has planned to dredge canals and secure more fresh water sources as well as consolidate dykes to prevent flood tides.

According to Deputy Head of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Van Tranh, Ca Mau needs about 39 billion VND (1.7 million USD) for the dredging of 37 canals and ditches.

Statistics showed that 36,000 households in 44 communes in Ca Mau have been seriously affected by the recent drought and saline intrusion, which damaged nearly 53,000 hectares of rice.-VNA