Dpi urges caution over record cropping predictions, citing the global increase in tropical monsoon rainfall, the absence of any historical record for a severe drought in the state during the last century and the possibility of severe weather associated with El Niño events over the past decade.
According to a statement, Kondratyuk’s ministry is already working to ensure that no damage from the ongoing floods is caused to the land while in the meantime, efforts are being made to prevent damage to homes and the infrastructure, especially in villages.
On Sunday, loca바카라l media reported that nearly 2,000 bodies had been dumped in two mass graves at a remote village near the state’s capital of Pangongboche.
On Tuesday, the government announced that the number of dead in the flooding has risen to about 2,000, which it blamed on a lack of cooperation among government officials and residents.
At the same time, it admitted that a massive amount of water had been pumped into the Pangongboche area for years without proper safety measures.
On Tuesday, officials were investigating a water pollution incident where a large volume of untreated sewage flowed into the nearby Pangongboche city, the AP reported.
In February last year, a massive landslide in the region destroyed more than 1,000 homes, the AP also reported, citing the authorities.
According to the agency, a total of 16,000 square kilometers (4,000 square miles) of Pangongboche was affected by heavy rainfall in June 2010.
By contrast, just 1 percent of Pangongboche was affected by heavy rainfall in 2008 and 6 percent by 2003.
Some 22,000 people lived in the coastal village of Pangongboche, according to the AP.
But officials have said that the recent landslides, as well as the recent floods, are the result of human and natural causes.
The flood damage is believed to be the worst in Pangongboche’s recent 100-year rainfall record, when the river in some areas of the town went over its banks.
Pangongboche is one of a handful of large Indonesian provinces where the national government has imposed a number of stringent measures in response to flooding following heavy rains over the past month, including a shutdown of most of the port area and a massive evacuation of Pangongboche’s population.