Agri­cul­tural losses due to Du­juan top NT$217 mil.

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s agri­cul­tural losses from Typhoon Du­juan, which ripped across Tai­wan Mon­day, had been es­ti­mated at NT$217.01 mil­lion (US$6.59 mil­lion) as of 11 a.m. Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to Coun­cil of Agri­cul­ture (COA) fig­ures.

Yun­lin County suf­fered the big­gest losses, es­ti­mated at NT$82.89 mil­lion, ac­count­ing for 38 per­cent of the coun­try’s to­tal losses, the COA said Wed­nes­day cit­ing a pre­lim­i­nary as­sess­ment of the dam­age caused by the typhoon. The fig­ure is likely to in­crease in the com­ing days.

Com­ing in next was Yi­lan County, with losses of NT$28.84 mil­lion, ac­count­ing for 13 per­cent of the to­tal, and Taichung at NT$22.67 mil­lion, or 10 per­cent of the to­tal.

Losses in the cat­e­gory of crops were es­ti­mated at NT$201.45 mil­lion, with 8,018 hectares af­fected, the COA said.

Rice was the hard­est-hit crop, suf­fer­ing losses of NT$31.64 mil­lion across 2,799 hectares. Honey tan­ger­ines, bananas, guavas and grapes also suf­fered sub­stan­tial dam­age from the typhoon, the COA said.

It es­ti­mated losses in the forestry cat­e­gory at NT$1.34 mil­lion, and in an­i­mal hus­bandry at NT$2.29 mil­lion. The dam­age to agri­cul­tural fa­cil­i­ties to­taled about NT$8.51 mil­lion, most of which oc­curred in Yun­lin County, the COA said.

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