The northern province of Hung Yen has implemented key measures against drought to ensure the water supply for the winter-spring crop in 2014.

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has directed relevant agencies and companies to dredge the flow of water with a volume of 150,000 cubic metres and maintain machinery and irrigation works with 60 pumps and equipment.

To ensure a stable water supply, the agricultural sector has set up several backup projects to avoid the drought across the province, especially upstream river areas, as well as utilising the water discharged by hydropower reservoirs

Local organisations have inspected pump stations to ensure irrigation and drainage for the winter-spring crop.-VNA