Uzbekistan plans to create automated irrigation areas in Jizzakh, Syrdarya regions
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
Uzbekistan plans to improve ameliorative condition of Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions in next few years, Trend reports with reference to information-legal portal Norma.uz.
A resolution of the President of Uzbekistan on urgent measures to effectively use water resources and improve the ameliorative state of lands in Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions was adopted on August 12, 2020.
The document notes that over the past three years, 170.4 kilometers of irrigation canals; 145.2 kilometers of tray networks; 734 kilometers of collector-drainage networks; and 33 hydraulic structures of water economy were built and reconstructed in Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions.
At the same time, the water supply of 93,400 hectares of irrigated land remains low and 109,000 hectares of irrigated land are medium or highly saline.
In accordance with the resolution, it was instructed to develop and introduce software for monitoring water facilities based on digital technologies by April 1, 2021.
Furthermore, it was also instructed to develop a program of comprehensive measures for the restoration of the Markaziy Mirzachul reservoir and to create model automated irrigation areas in Pakhtakor and Khavast districts on the basis of modern digital technologies with the involvement of advanced agro-clusters.
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