The People’s Committee of central Ninh Thuan province has decided to advance 40 billion VND (1.84 million USD) from the provincial budget to deal with drought impacts.

The money will be allocated to support production and farming, pay for water supply costs and pond dredging, and buy vaccines for cattle to prevent diseases.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Luu Xuan Vinh asked localities to use the aid on right purposes and for right people to prevent wastefulness.

Severe drought is causing a serious lack of water in the province. Drought has damaged over 6,000 hectares of crops and killed hundreds of cattle.

Around 35,100 local residents and 150,000 heads of cattle are facing the lack of water, while rain is forecast not to come until September.-VNA