Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
More than 1,000 hectares of irrigated land was put into service in the Turkistan region of Kazakhstan over the past two years, Trend reports referring to the press service of the region’s governor.
Head of the region’s Agriculture Department Nurbek Badyrakov said at a press conference that 2.6 billion tenge was allocated from the local budget and 52 facilities were repaired over the past two years. As a result, water supply and ameliorative condition of 45,500 hectares of land have been improved.
"As part of financing by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, it is planned to restore 57,300 hectares of land at the third stage of the project to improve irrigation and drainage systems," Badyrakov added.
The head of the department also informed that the gross agricultural output in the Turkistan region amounted to 542.8 billion tenge last year, an increase of 60.4 billion tenge year-on-year. The region ranked second in the country by this indicator.
At the same time, exports of agricultural products amounted to $180.9 million, which is 12.6 percent more than in 2017.
(378.6 KZT = 1 USD on Jan. 29)
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