Gov’t to distribute vegetable seeds in storm hit provinces

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to distribute 110 tons of vegetable seeds in provinces and cities hit by Haitang and Nesat typhoons late September.

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Vegetable seeds from the national reserve will be dispatched to 22 provinces and cities in the northern and central regions including Hanoi and Hai Phong Cities, and Lang Son, Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue Provinces.

The ministry will set distribution of seeds based on the practical needs and conditions in each province or city.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Haitang and Nesat typhoons and the subsequent flooding at the beginning of October had inundated 90,000 hectares of rice and vegetable crops in the northern and central regions.

Source: VNA – Translated by Hai Mien

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