Bac Lieu Salt Farming

Bac Lieu province, the largest salt producer in the Mekong Delta
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Bac Lieu 1 Bac Lieu has the largest salt producing area in the Mekong Delta, with 2,668 ha. These days, though it is scorching hot, salt workers still wish to have higher...
Bac Lieu has the largest salt producing area in the Mekong Delta, with 2,668 ha. These days, though it is scorching hot, salt workers still wish to have higher…
Bac Lieu 2 According to the local agriculture officials, this year salt workers can harvestL120,000-150,000 tons of salt, averaging 9-12 tons per hectare.
According to the local agriculture officials, this year salt workers can harvestL120,000-150,000 tons of salt, averaging 9-12 tons per hectare.
Bac Lieu 3 Salt workers use this tool, called “cau” to separate salt.
Salt workers use this tool, called “cau” to separate salt.
Bac Lieu 4 One of the heaviest tasks is pulling the “cau”.
One of the heaviest tasks is pulling the “cau”.
Bac Lieu 5 A “cau” is very heavy and only strong men can pull it under the sun.
A “cau” is very heavy and only strong men can pull it under the sun.
Bac Lieu 6 Salt is gathered into piles.
Salt is gathered into piles.
Bac Lieu 7 And being put into baskets to transport to warehouses.
And being put into baskets to transport to warehouses.
Bac Lieu 8 Each salt basket weighs 30-40 kg.
Each salt basket weighs 30-40 kg.
Bac Lieu 9 Transporting salt to warehouses is the hardest stage. Salt workers still transport salt by carrying baskets on their shoulders.
Transporting salt to warehouses is the hardest stage. Salt workers still transport salt by carrying baskets on their shoulders.
Bac Lieu 10 Salt porters earn VND200,000-300,000/day ($10-15).
Salt porters earn VND200,000-300,000/day ($10-15).