- A total of 33,000 hectares of rice fields have been damaged and nearly 70,000 households are suffering from a lack of water
- Reasons for the drought and salinity intrusion include a lack of rain, growing water consumption and increased water storage in dams
’s prolonged drought, coupled with an extensive build-up of salinity, have driven five provinces in the country’s rice bowl to declare a state of emergency.
“This year’s drought and salinity have been way more devastating than what we saw four years ago,” said Nguyen Thien Phap, head of the water resources department in Tien Giang, one of the provinces that announced the emergency in the Mekong Delta.
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