Plan to protect rice crops from drought

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta plan to dredge rivers and canals in the region to create more irrigation water for 300,000ha of newly planted rice crops, which face saline-water intrusion and a water shortage.

Drought likely to hit rice crop

Insufficient rainfall is likely to affect the winter-spring rice crops across the country, the National Hydro and Meteorological Forecasting Centre said on Nov. 10.