Agricultural losses from typhoon creep up to NT$300 million

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/01
By: Yang Shu-min and CNA intern William Yen

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) The agricultural losses following Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang on July 29-30 have reached NT$280.5 million (US$9.27 million), according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

Yilan County was the worst affected of the 22 cities and counties across Taiwan, with damage valued at NT$121.4 million (US$4 million), accounting for 45 percent of total losses.

Pingtung County suffered damage of NT$76.74 million (US$2.54 million), or 27 percent of total losses.

Chiayi County incurred damage of NT$18.07 million (US$597,255) or 6 percent of total losses.    [FULL  STORY]

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