Agri­cul­tural losses from Soude­lor top NT$1 bil­lion, says the COA

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s agri­cul­tural losses from Typhoon Soude­lor rose to an es­ti­mated NT$1,000.35 mil­lion (US$31.608 mil­lion) Mon­day, ac­cord­ing to the Coun­cil of Agri­cul­ture (COA).

The COA said Yi­lan County in north­east­ern Tai­wan suf­fered the big­gest agri­cul­tural losses, es­ti­mated at NT$215.4 mil­lion, fol­lowed by Tainan City with losses of NT$ 158.11 mil­lion, Yun­lin County NT$137.32 mil­lion, Hualien County NT$128.06 mil­lion and Kaoh­si­ung City NT$116.1 mil­lion.

Losses in the cat­e­gory of agri­cul­tural pro­duce were es­ti­mated at NT$ 884.71 mil­lion, with 17,761 hectares of crops af­fected, the COA said, cit­ing fig­ures valid as of 10 a.m. Mon­day.

Bananas were the hard­est hit crop, suf­fer­ing losses of NT$161.46 mil­lion over 2,326 hectares, while pome­los, guavas, bam­boo shoots and pa­payas were also dam­aged by the storm.

The dam­age to agri­cul­tural fa­cil­i­ties to­taled about NT$ 84.55 mil­lion, most of which was in Yun­lin County and Taoyuan City, the COA said.

It es­ti­mated the losses in the cat­e­gory of forestry at NT$18.75 mil­lion, in an­i­mal rear­ing NT$11.35 mil­lion and in fish­eries NT$1 mil­lion.

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