calendar>>June 23. 2014 Juche 103
People Turn Out in Campaign to Combat Drought in DPRK
Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- Many parts of the DPRK have been suffered from a long spell of drought.

No rainfall has been witnessed in most areas of North and South Hwanghae provinces, Kaesong City and Kangwon Province.

According to data available, tens of thousands of hectares of farmland were damaged by drought.

In this regard, Sok Ji Dong, a deputy director of the Ministry of Agriculture, told KCNA:

Streams and reservoirs are getting dry for a long spell of drought.

The drought severely damaged North and South Hwanghae provinces and Kaesong City.

Servicepersons, workers, officials and housewives have turned out in the campaign to overcome the drought, along with farmers. All necessary means like tractors, trucks, sprinklers and moveable water pumps have been mobilized.

Meanwhile, it has been pushed forward to find out water resources and protect water resources.

Special attention is paid to managing waterways in a creditable manner.

Ministries and national institutions also joined the campaign to combat the drought, sending to co-op farms necessary equipment.

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