Ca Mau needs 57 billion VND in recovery from natural disasters hinh anh 1A canal in Ca Mau province was dried up in 2016 drought. (Photo: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) – The southernmost province of Ca Mau is asking for the central government’s financial support of 57 billion VND (2.5 million USD) to recover consequences of natural calamities.

Under a document recently sent to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the province said the money will be used to upgrade and repair irrigational works, dredge up rivers, reinforce river embankments, and build facilities to prevent drought and saline intrusion to safeguard farming land in U Minh, Thoi Binh and Tran Van Thoi districts.

Those are part of efforts to mitigate damages caused by prolonged drought and saline intrusion and protect winter-autumn rice crop 2017-2018 in the locality.

Ca Mau province has 254 kilometres of coastline. Due to critical impacts of climate change and natural disasters like drought, landslide and saline intrusion, the province experiences economic losses worth tens of billions of VND each year.-VNA