Harvesting progress of waterlogged rice sluggish due to shortage of labor
Kien Giang Province bracing for severe damage from flooding
Hectares of paddy fields are submerged in water.
Heavy rainfall was a chance of devastating more than 1211 hectares of summer- autumn paddy fields, nearly 58 hectares of winter-spring rice crops and nearly 500 hectares of shrimp farms in the most parts of communes in Vinh Thuan District.
Additionally, more than 1790 houses and 49 schools were submerged in water.
According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, water levels in the upstream Mekong River has slowly changed following high tides.
Currently, the water levels on the Tien and Hau rivers at Tan Chau and Chau Doc stations reach at 265 meters and 256 meters respectively.
It is expected that the water levels could rise by 280 meters.
By Ngoc Dan –Translated by Huyen Huong
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