Irrigation schemes go operational
Addis Ababa, July 26, 2012 (WIC) - Irrigation schemes constructed in Bale Zone of Oromia State at a cost of over 10 million birr have already begun service, the zonal water, mine and energy office said.
Office Head, Jemal Mohammed told ENA that the schemes, constructed in Sinana and Ginir woreads, could develop 262 hectares and benefit 650 households.
According to EH, beneficiaries from Ginir Woreda Hassen Mukitar and Abdurazak Abdusemed on their part said the projects would enable them to harvest vegetables and crops twice a year. Currently, some 9,880 hectares being developed through traditional and modern irrigation schemes that benefit over 19,000 farmers.
According to the office, the zone has 19,000 hectares of irrigable land.
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