The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has given support worth VND23 billion to 16 south-central, Central Highlands and Mekong River Delta provinces to mitigate the consequences of drought and salt water intrusion.
VND 2 billion will be allocated to each of the seven south-central and Central Highlands provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan, while each of the nine Mekong River Delta provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Vinh Long will receive VND1 billion in assistance.
The south-central and Central Highlands regions are entering the dry season and reporting severe drought. Meanwhile, in the Mekong River Delta region, drought and salt water intrusion have expanded, causing serious negative consequences, especially severe water shortages for production and people’s daily life.
BTA - By Minh Hue