Water & land projects being implemented in Iranian province
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
This Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), 330 billion rials (about $7.8 million) have been allocated to implement water and land projects, including irrigation expansion projects in Iran’s Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, director for water, land, technical and engineering affairs of the province's agriculture department, Abdulali Bahaaddini, said in an interview with IRNA, Trend reports.
He said that 230 billion rials were allocated for the development of 100 projects related to water supply, laying canals in the area of 580 hectares and dams in the province.
He added that 100 billion rials were allocated for the projects related to the new irrigation method in 3,000 hectares of land. Since the beginning of the year, projects related to the new irrigation method have been implemented on 800 hectares of land, he said.
“So far, more than 33,000 hectares of land in the province have been provided with modern irrigation systems,” he noted.
Water consumption per hectare decreases by at least 50 percent when using new irrigation method, he said.