Snowfall in Sa Pa, Lao Cai province (Photo: VNA)
Lao Cai (VNA) – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai is taking all necessary measures to cope with coming snowfall.

The move follows the local hydro-meteorological station’s forecast that a severe cold spell will hit the northern region from January 22’s night, according to Department Deputy Director Nguyen Van Tuyen.

He said the provincial People’s Committee has directed relevant departments and sectors to take measures to protect domestic cattle from the extreme weather and ensure food reserves.

Currently, the province has nearly 60,000 livestock households with approximately 37,000 having cold-resistant breeding facilities and 56,000 preparing sufficient food for the animals.

To raise local awareness of protecting the cattle from cold waves, local authorities have not provided support for any damage in the field since 2014.

As a result, in 2014 and 2015, Lao Cai reported no animal deaths despite severe cold and snowfall.-VNA