Flooding causes damage in central region and Central Highlands

NDO – Heavy rains and floods over recent days in the central provinces and the Central Highlands have caused damage to agricultural production in many localities.

In Dak Lak, floods inundated 1,625 hectares of rice and crops, of which 925 hectares were completely damaged. Landslides occurred on 1.3 km alongside the Krong No River in Lak District. Total losses in the province are estimated at VND75 billion.

In Gia Lai Province, heavy rains in Lo Pang, Kon Thup, De A, Kon Chieng and Dak Troi Communes in Mang Yang District flooded the A Yun spillway, isolating households in the above five communes. Currently, as flood water has subsided transportation is back to normal operation via the spillway.

In Ninh Thuan, 300 hectares of rice and crops were inundated by flood water. Floods also caused erosion in 8,000 m3 of dykes to construct a saline dam for Cai Phan Rang River and swept away parts of Highway 21B at Km13.

In ​​Bac Binh District, Binh Thuan Province, heavy rain inundated 1,052 hectares of summer-autumn rice crop (from 5-15 days of age). Due to slow drainage, the estimated damaged area is about ​​751 hectares.

Meanwhile, in Nam Can District, the southernmost province of Ca Mau, landslides continued to occur on May 30 in Nam Can Town, affecting 25 households. Of which, 16 houses suffered from erosion and nine are collapsing due to ground subsidence. Estimated damage to local property is at approximately VND1 billion.

Localities are strengthening efforts and mobilising forces and means to address the consequences and restore production.

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