Friday’s Tale Thirsty land By Son Nguyen Thursday, Feb 20, 2020,21:04 (GMT+7) Thirsty landBy Son Nguyen The time is ripe for radical change, as the Mekong Delta region, the country’s biggest rice basket, is feeling the impact of climate change, with the worst-ever drought looming large and thus making salinity intrusion worse. Policymakers, scientists and experts point out – as covered in local media these days – there is no way to quench the thirst for freshwater in the delta, which is suffering from huge damages in various aspects. Damages have been rapidly spreading in the Mekong Delta, as rice fields wither in the severe drought, which also hit the people’s livelihoods hard. As of February 10, drought combined with salinity intrusion had destroyed some 29,700 hectares of rice in the Mekong Delta. It is feared if the drought intensity continues, the region would see 332,000 hectares of rice and 136,000 hectares of orchards heavily damaged, according to the news site chinhphu.vn. In financial terms, that may amount to trillions of Vietnam dong. In Ca Mau Province alone, over 16,500 hectares of rice has withered, according to Lao Dong. And the damages are not limited to crop failures. The newspaper warns that over 40,000… Read full this story
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