A collapsed road in U Minh Thượng District due to the extremely arid weather. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Huy Hải KIÊN GIANG — Local people living in the buffer zone next to U Minh Thượng National Park in Kiên Giang Province have been suffering from severe drought in recent times. During the peak of the dry season, all the canals have dried up causing major difficulties in the communes of Minh Thuận and An Minh Bắc in U Minh Thượng District. Boats have been left stranded making it impossible to transport agricultural produce to the markets, and some traders have been forced to cut the produces’ prices in half. Hundreds of hectares of vegetables and 1,500ha of bananas have been affected by the extreme weather. Nguyễn Minh Trọng, a banana farmer in An Minh Bắc Commune, said: “Due to the prolonged drought, saline intrusion and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the price of bananas has dropped sharply.” “Previously, I could sell a bunch of bananas for VNĐ6,000 (0.25 US cent), but now the price is less then VNĐ3,000,” Trọng said. “Although the price has reduced dramatically, I still cannot sell because traders can no longer reach us by boat,” he said. This has forced farmers to pay to transport their produce to markets in the… Read full this story
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