Administration of Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan to invest in irrigation system's expansion

Business Materials 22 June 2019 14:10 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Akimat (administrative center) of Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar region is ready to allocate funds from the budget for construction of a pumping station and subsidizing of 35 percent of the cost that local farmers will spend on construction of an irrigation system, Trend reports with reference to press office of the akimat.

“Following the complex plan, the area of irrigated land is to increase 4.6 times before the year of 2022, i.e. by 144,000 hectares,” said Bulat Bakauov, the head of the akimat.

He added that this year, 30,000 hectares of the irrigated land will be put into operation. Akimat also plans to construct modern pumping stations worth nearly 50 million tenge to support local farmers.

“The issue of electricity supply to the irrigated land is also relevant. If we plan to irrigate area of nearly 40,000 ha along the canal, then we will need 10 MW of electricity. We have the technical means for that, but the equipment needs to be checked,” he said.

Currently Pavlodar region possesses 86,600 hectares of irrigated land, some 58,200 of which are reserved for agriculture production growers.


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