Jul 13, 2016

Crop losses from Typhoon Nepartak top NT$1 billion

Fujian
China
by
The China Post
A car is buried in messes at Bandong Township after flooding in Minqing County, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 11, 2016. Photo: Zhang Guojun / Xinhua
A car is buried in messes at Bandong Township after flooding in Minqing County, southeast China's Fujian Province, July 11, 2016. Photo: Zhang Guojun / Xinhua

Taiwan's agricultural losses from Typhoon Nepartak rose to an estimated NT$1.07 billion (US$33.4 million), the Council of Agriculture (COA) has said. 

[T]he COA said the eastern county of Taitung suffered the biggest agricultural losses, estimated at NT$731.39 million or 73 percent of the total.

It was followed by the southern county of Pingtung with NT$127.03 million or 13 percent of the total losses, and Kaohsiung with NT$108.77 million or 11 percent of the total.

Losses in agricultural produce were estimated at NT$838.21 million, with 9,963 hectares of crops affected.

The most heavily damaged crop was custard apples, with 4,198 hectares ravaged, amounting to losses of NT$467.17 million, the COA said, adding that bananas and papayas also took a major beating.

It estimated the losses to the forestry sector were at NT$27.19 million, livestock at NT$3.69 million and fisheries at 1.56 million. Damage to fishery facilities were NT$5.8 million