VND 230 billion funded for drought hit provinces

Vietnamese Prime Minister has decided to finance VND 231 billion for 11 drought hit provinces and Dau Tieng- Phuoc Hoa Irrigation Exploitation Company under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

drought-in-CamauThe sum of money from the state budget aims to help the provinces overcome difficulties caused by salinization during the 2015-2016 winter-spring crop.

Particularly, the state budget supported VND 15, 5 billion to Son La, VND 9, 9 billion to Lai Chau, VND 12, 5 billion to Thua Thien- Hue, VND 11, 4 billion, VND 19, 8 billion to Kontum, VND 35 billion to Lam Dong, VND 25 billion to Kien Giang, VND 25 billion to Ca Mau, VND 2, 9 billion to Dau Tieng- Phuoc Hoa Company.

The Prime Minister also required people’s committees of the provinces to actively use the fund in helping farmers overcome effects of drought and saltwater influx.

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