Vietnam: Floods Damage Irrigation Infrastructure

27 Nov 2007 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI

— Recent floods have seriously damaged irrigation infrastructure in Thua Thien-Hue province. The province has estimated initial losses from flooding at $71.8 million USD, with $47.5 million USD in damage to the transport and irrigation sectors. Many irrigation structures, including canals, reservoirs and pumping stations, have been severely damaged. Entire water supply systems have been washed away, according to local authorities. In addition, several sections of local river and sea dikes have been eroded. The Ministry of Defense has given the country's central provinces money from its Fund for the People Affected by Natural Disasters...

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