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The authorities and residents of the central province of Phu Yen are undertaking a raft of measures to cope with a drought caused by prolonged hot weather in the locality.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, more than 7,000 hectares of summer-autumn rice crops and 3,000 hectares of sugarcane are thirsting for water.

Additionally, over 6,500 households in mountainous areas are facing water shortages, up about 1,000 households compared to the beginning of June.

To address the problem, the provincial People’s Committee has allocated about 6.7 billion VND (310,000 USD) to support localities, focusing on digging wells and installing more pumping stations.

The province has also petitioned the central government to provide 23.9 billion VND (1.1 million USD) in aid to cope with the drought.-VNA