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Aug 17, 2012

Corozal’s receding waters, but cane crop damage

Hugo Patt

The rains in the north have seized and the waters are now receding. But in the aftermath of both Hurricane Ernesto last Tuesday and the freak rains that hit Corozal on Wednesday night, there is a lot of damage to the agricultural industry; specifically to the sugar cane crop. Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Hugo Patt says that while the technical damage assessment is still occurring, it is fair to say that the losses will range in the millions. It is a low blow for the industry that has recently invested even more in the rehabilitation of the cane fields to substantiate the quality of the crop. On Thursday, in the advent of the almost twenty-four hours of rains and flooding; Patt told News Five that the ministry will provide help for farmers whose acreages of sugar cane were inundated.

 

Hugo Patt, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture

“This matter has been addressed by NEMO; this is something that we are going to discuss once the assessment is finished. Certainly we will be looking into that matter as we will be looking at the matter that we are having presently. While we cannot do as much when it comes to the weather system, but I am certain there are measures that we can take to prevent such flooding to occur in the near future.”

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1 Response for “Corozal’s receding waters, but cane crop damage”

  1. me says:

    so mr. mayor (hilberto campos) and mr hugo patt where was the damage, udp crops right?
    and what will you use the money for seriously. I hope mr campos use at least some of the monies to remove the flood of alcoholics from central park. It is obvious the majority of monies will be used for personal expense and and big money for delivery of the monies to the upd whose crops where affected.

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