Ninh Thuan has about 9,600 hectares of land unfit to cultivate (Source:Internet)
Ninh Thuan (VNA) – The Good Neighbours International (GNI) in Vietnam and Ninh Thuan People’s Committee presented gifts to poor households in Bac Ai and Ninh Phuoc districts.

More than 500 gift packages of necessities for daily life were given to poor households in Phuc Trung commune in Bai Ai district, while households in need in An Hai commune in Ninh Phuc district received water tanks of 500 litres and primary schools and health centres got 10 tanks of 1,000 litres.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, from the beginning of this year, many consecutive sunny months have left many localities in the province short of water for production and daily use.

As of now, Ninh Thuan has over 1,600 households with 6,045 people in need of water for daily use, 31,433 households with 129,159 people in need of food aid, more than 9,600 hectares of land unfit to cultivate and 3,200 animals have died of dehydration.

Earlier, the provincial People’s Committee decided to announce a state of drought disaster at 34 communes in Ninh Hai, Ninh Phuc, Ninh Son, Thuan Bac, Bac Ai and Thuan Nam.-VNA