Minister requests drawing out drought map for central region

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked the Directorate of Water Resources (DWR) to draw out a drought map for the central region during a working session with ministry-level units in Hanoi on July 22. Cuong said the World Meteorological Organisation forecast that 2019 will be the hottest year over the past 140 years, resulting in the shortage of water in the region. 

The DRW was also required to review demand for water in each area to devise proper measures, as well as adjust the operation of reservoirs during dry season to ensure production. 

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