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Yunlin’s farmers demand new flood prevention budget

BIG PROBLEM:The county is one of the most flood-prone in the nation and farmers said their lands are often submerged, leaving them without an income

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Chen said that the Executive Yuan was very much concerned about inundation problems around the country, including in Yunlin County.

NT$80 billion has been used in projects undertaken by the agency to address flooding problems affecting a total of 500km2, he said, of which NT$8.309 billion, or 10.4 percent, has been spent in flood-prone areas in Yunlin County covering 95.7km2, he said.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan

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