Agricultural loss from the flood in southwestern and southern Taiwan estimated to be over NT$560 million

(photo courtesy of Pingtung County Government)

(photo courtesy of Pingtung County Government)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Council of Agriculture on Sunday estimated the total agricultural loss caused by the recent flood in southwestern and southern Taiwan at NT$563 million, with Chiayi County suffering the most damage with the loss amounting to NT$415 million, or 71% of the total loss, according to a Central News Agency report.

The COA said that the agricultural losses in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Yunlin County and Pingung County are NT$112 million (20% of the total loss), NT$23.5 million in (4% of the total), NT$17.5 million (3% of the total), and NT$6.75 million (1% of the total), respectively, the report said.

The agency added that the crop, poultry and fishery losses are NT$69 million, NT$178.5 million, and NT$314.5 million, respectively, the CNA report said.

The COA said the report of the losses will be updated continuously and that currently Chiayi County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County and Yunlin County have been declared as areas eligible for cash relief and low-interest loans, according to the report.