Loan and Phong could face the fines from VNĐ2 million to VNĐ5 million (US$85-214) for growing the banned plants, though it seems they'll be spared jail as growing 500-3,000 marijuana plants can lead to six months to three years in prison. … [Read more...] about Chickens chowing down on sweet Mary Jane?
Statistics from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development show that Dak Lak has 782 irrigation constructions including 607 reservoirs with a capacity to store a total of 650 million cubic metres of water. Several major reservoirs can store some millions of cubic metres alone on its own, providing water to thousands of hectares of crops in the downstream. But over 100 dams need to be repaired quickly for the rainy season. Luckily, none have cracks. During the last rainy season, three reservoirs in Ea Sup District had been badly damaged. Hundreds of households were worried as the water leaked out and caused erosion at several spots. Meanwhile, half of the deteriorating reservoirs are medium and large-scale constructions. The statistics show that the management capacity and maintenance work in the past years have been very weak. Many dams and reservoirs in Dak Lak have been built decades ago and gone through several management bodies. 35 of the most at-risk are managed by … [Read more...] about Dak Lak deteriorating dams and reservoirs in need of repair