Hong Kong offered to reduce the amount of water taken from southern China to help ease the region’s worst drought in six decades and has been advised it doesn’t need to do so at present.
Worst in 60 Years
Guangdong’s drought is the worst in 60 years, the Information Daily newspaper said yesterday, citing the water resources department. Rainfall in most parts of Guangdong in August through October was half last year’s level, according to the newspaper, based in the provincial capital of Guangzhou.
Low-income families and the elderly in Macau will receive subsidies to buy bottled water if the salt level of municipal supplies is too high, the statement said.
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