Ha Giang, Ninh Thuan provinces to receive crop seeds hinh anh 1People in drought-hit Ninh Thuan province have suffered from water shortage this year (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide seeds from the national reserve to the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang and the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, to support people hit by natural disasters and drought this summer and autumn.

He assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to provide 15 tonnes of rice seeds, 25 tonnes of maize seeds, and 4.5 tonnes of vegetable seeds to Ha Giang, which has been seriously affected by natural disasters during the year.

Ninh Thuan, meanwhile, will receive 37 tonnes of maize seeds, 2 tonnes of vegetable seeds, and 600 tonnes of rice seeds from the national reserve, supporting its efforts to recover from drought in this year’s summer-autumn crop.

The PM also asked the ministry to take responsibility for the accuracy of data in its reports on the task.

The People’s Committees of Ha Giang and Ninh Thuan provinces were asked to allocate and use the seeds in a timely manner in line with regulations./.