Taiwan’s government offers aid for typhoon damage

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/03
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) The estimated agricultural losses from Typhoon Megi, which swept through Taiwan 201610030022t0001on Sept. 27, has risen to nearly NT$3.36 billion (US$107.16 million), prompting the Council of Agriculture (COA) to introduce several assistance measures to help farmers recover from the typhoon damage, the COA said Monday.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, agricultural losses caused by the damage from the storm had reached NT$3.359 billion, according to the COA.

Yunlin County in western Taiwan suffered the heaviest losses at NT$667.5 million, followed by Chiayi County in the south at NT$564.01 million, Changhua County at NT$445.17 million, Yilan County at NT$328.42 million, Taichung City at NT$298.25 million and Kaohsiung City at NT$296.36 million, the COA said.

Crop damage accounted for most of the losses, with 59,291 hectares of farmland and NT$2.78 billion-worth of crops damaged, according to the COA.     [FULL  STORY]

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