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Ministry warns farmers of low-pressure system

A man looks out towards the skyline from a promenade overlooking Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong earlier this week as storm clouds pass during a T8 storm signal raised for Typhoon Nida. AFP
A man looks out towards the skyline from a promenade overlooking Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong earlier this week as storm clouds pass during a T8 storm signal raised for Typhoon Nida. AFP

Ministry warns farmers of low-pressure system

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday warned authorities and those living along the Mekong River about a low-pressure system that could bring heavy rains to the Mekong basin and might affect crops.

Ministry spokesman Chan Yutha said yesterday that Typhoon Nida’s strength has weakened, but the size of the low pressure area has increased, and stretches over the Mekong basin.

“In such a situation, the Mekong water level will climb gradually,” he said. “Farmers living along the river should hurriedly harvest their yields and be aware of this, in order to avoid unexpected losses and danger.”

However, National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said the committee is not worried about flooding at this point.

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