Mekong Delta residents (Viet Nam) welcome flood season

Mekong Delta residents (Viet Nam) welcome flood season



24 August 2011
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Residents in the upper reaches of the Southern Mekong Delta Provinces of An Giang and Dong Thap await eagerly for the coming flood season, excitedly preparing all essential equipment required while also hurriedly reinforcing their irrigation systems and embankments to protect thousands of hectares of rice fields and orchards.

Huynh Thanh Phong, Head of the An Giang Agricultural Office, stated that a decade ago people clamored to save themselves and their crops from harms way, but nowadays everyone concentrates on taking full advantage of the flood season.

Experts have advised farmers to grow and harvest rice early in the highly susceptible 9,000 hectare area to avoid crop loss, while the 3,571 hectare rice fields in the west, which are better shielded from flood waters, have completed 60 percent sowing.

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