Iran allocates millions to implement modern irrigation systems

04.08.2020

Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) has allocated 16 trillion rials (about US$380.9 million) for the implementation of modern irrigation systems in the country’s farmlands during the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20), as reported in the Tehran Times.

According to Abbas Zare, project manager of Iran’s agriculture ministry’s new plan for irrigation systems development, 162,000 hectares of farmlands are planned to be equipped with modern irrigation systems this year.

So far, more than 2.4 million hectares of the country's farmlands have been equipped with modern irrigation systems, the official said.

In late April, Iran’s energy minister Reza Ardakanian said the ministry has implemented 301,000 hectares of irrigation and drainage networks since 2017.

According to Ardakanian, the ministry plans to bring 2.86 million hectares of land in the downstream of the country’s dams under irrigation systems.

(PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Süleyman Şahan from Pexels)


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