Under the scorching heat of 37-38 degrees Celsius, farmers in Thieng Lieng Hamlet of HCMC's Thanh An island commune are toiling to harvest salt.
Located six kilometers from the center of Thanh An island commune in Can Gio District, Thieng Lieng Hamlet has 211 households of nearly 1,000 members. This is one of three hamlets here that still practice salt harvesting, producing more than 20,000 tons per year.
Le Van An, 49, pours salt onto a
With a 23-kilometer coastline, the outlying district of Can Gio, where Ho Chi Minh City authorities hope to boost the marine economy, is one of the country's top salt producers.
Nguyen Thi Hoa wears a conical hat and face cover to protect herself from the blistering sun.
Anh's wooden storage facility, covering 40 square meters, helps protect the salt from the elements.
Harvested salt is typically brought by traders from southern provinces like Tien Giang, Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc.