Ben Tre Province asks government to help salt farmers hinh anh 1Farmers harvest salt (Photo: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA) - The People’s Committee of Ben Tre Province has asked the government to buy 92,000 tonnes of salt in stock in Binh Dai and Ba Tri districts.

More than 100,000 tonnes of salt were produced in 2015-2016, but only 8,000 tonnes have been sold.

Even though it was a productive salt season, farmers were not able to sell their products.

Nguyen Thi Thi from Ba Tri district told Dan Tri that due to low demand nine out of 10 farmers could not sell their salt. Many had to take on other work to earn money to support their families.

Ben Tre has 2,000 households and more than 4,000 salt farmers.-VNA