Uzbekistan to build new water reservoirs
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Seven large water reservoirs with a total capacity of 45 million cubic meters will be built in Uzbekistan in the near future, Trend reports, referring to Uzbek media.
The statement was made by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his congratulation to agricultural workers.
“Due to the expansion of the reservoir network, special attention will be paid to the development of rainfed lands. For this purpose Parkentsoy, Kizilsoi and Toshtepa reservoirs will be created in the Tashkent region, Karaman – in the Farish district of the Jizzakh region, Guldara and Ayakchis – in the Kashkadarya region, Bulungur – in the Samarkand region. The total capacity of the reservoirs will be 45 million cubic meters,” Mirziyoyev said.
The president also noted that it is planned to allocate almost 1.7 trillion soums from the state budget next year to improve the ameliorative state of irrigated land, as well as $84 million from international financial institutions.
“In the next two years, stable irrigation of 1.2 million hectares will be provided, saving 1.7 billion cubic meters of water per year and improving ameliorative condition of 600,000 hectares of land,” the head of state said.
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