Agricultural losses from recent rain estimated at over NT$200 million

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/07
By: Yang Shu-min and Elaine Hou

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Agricultural losses in Taiwan from days of torrential rain recently have topped NT$200 million (US$6.63 million), the Council of Agriculture (COA) said in a revised estimate Wednesday.

The figure was revised from NT$160 million a day earlier, mainly due to new reports of erosion of farmland and damage to Kyoho grapes, according to the COA.

As of Wednesday, the agricultural losses and damage to farm facilities caused by the torrential rain last weekend was NT$212.14 million, the COA said.

Nantou County in central Taiwan suffered the heaviest losses of NT$67.62 million, or 32 percent of the total nationwide, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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