Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong wants countrywide improvements in developing plans to respond to natural disasters. Hundreds of houses and several hectares of vegetable and rice crops in the northern mountainous provinces of Son La were reportedly damaged by heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms April 12. Cuong, who is head of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, said natural disasters have become extreme since the beginning of this year, causing losses for many regions. Drought has occurred across the country and saline intrusion has been at an unprecedented level in the Mekong Delta. Heavy rain, together with thunderstorms and hail, have occurred more often in northern mountainous regions, the Red River Delta and the Central Highlands, seriously damaging rice and vegetable crops. For example, downpours from April 12-14 in the central coastal provinces have destroyed 19,500ha of rice. The minister said in the remaining months of 2020, the climate situation is likely to be unpredictable. According to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, this year’s stormy season on the East Sea will begin later than previous years, with about 13 tropical storms and depressions expected. Of these, up to six are to… Read full this story
- PM urges plans to deal with natural disasters
- BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 6
- Rs 20 lakh crore, Atmanirbhar Bharat, stress on local, lockdown 4: PM Narendra Modi's full speech
Agriculture Minister calls for strengthening disaster response have 227 words, post on vietnamnet.vn at April 17, 2020. This is cached page on Vietnam Art News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.