Funds raised to support drought-hit areas


The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union launched a funding campaign on May 20th in Hanoi to provide support for people in provinces suffering from drought and saltwater intrusion.
At the fund-raising event, nearly VND 200 million was collected from officials and workers of the unit for the campaign. The unit will continue to collect donations until June 10th and will directly support needy people before the end of July.
According to union leaders, the campaign will offer water purifiers and water tanks to people in drought-hit areas. The campaign will also present school supplies to students and cash gifts to underprivileged households affected by the mass fish deaths in the central provinces.
Earlier, the unit presented 12 water purifiers, worth VND 2.2 billion in total, to Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Long An, Tra Vinh, Ca Mau, and An Giang provinces.
Due to the mass fish deaths in the central provinces, 6,000 gifts – worth over VND 2 billion in total – were offered to affected people in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.

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LawrenceSamuels 25/5/16 09:04

The Government should offer policy support for rice farmers in chronically drought-stricken areas, enabling them to switch to other crops.

John Smith 25/5/16 09:04

Farmers need such policies to feel secure

Gentle Moon 25/5/16 09:05

Since the 2014 summer-autumn rice crop, drought has been a regular occurrence in south-central coastal provinces like Bình Thuận, Ninh Thuận, and Khánh Hòa.

yobro yobro 25/5/16 09:06

This year the drought has appeared earlier, hitting the winter-spring crop, and is likely to worsen by the time of the summer-autumn crop.

Jane smartnic 25/5/16 09:06

To cope with the drought, the department has urged the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to instruct farmers to plant earlier this year.

Love Peace 25/5/16 09:07

Because of El Nino, high temperatures set in very early on a wide area and rainfall was 15 – 30 per cent lower than average; there was no rain at all in some places

MaskOf Zero 25/5/16 09:08

Climate change has severely affected agriculture in south-central and Central Highlands provinces.

Deck Hero14 25/5/16 09:08

The drought will continue and affect the next crop this year

Pack Cassiopian 25/5/16 09:09

Reservoirs in these provinces have mostly run out of water, causing shortages for both daily use and irrigation.

Only Solidar 25/5/16 09:10

We are considering using the money to drill wells, dig ponds and transport water

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