Kazakhstan to improve agriculture productivity via US technology
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 11
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The US equipment of rain irrigation system has been installed in Kazakhstan’s Turkestan city suburbs, which is to double or quadruple land productivity there, Trend reports with reference to the press office of regional akimat (local executive power).
The equipment of T-L brand has been brought to Kazakhstan by The Netherlands’ company APH Group B.V. Installation of 18 pieces of equipment on territory of 733 ha. The cost of the installation project is 500 million tenge (approximately $1.279 million).
The project has been approved by KazAgro National Management Holding. The government has also allocated subsidies for procurement of equipment.
According to the Head of Agriculture Department of akimat Nurbol Badyrakov, some pieces of equipment have already been installed.
“Thanks to the rain irrigation method, land productivity will increase by 2 or 4 times. Thus, if the average grain yield per hectare currently is 15–20 centners, using the new technology it will reach 40–45 centners,” Badyrakov said.
This project is a part of a complex plan of socio-economic development of the Turkestan region until 2024. The plan oversees launch of eight major investment projects worth 70 billion tenge (approximately $179.161 million).
As a result of the plan, the annual increase of agriculture goods manufacturing is expected to be 300 billion tenge and the number of new work places is expected to be 2,500 places.
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