Kazakhstan • 05 March, 2020

Agriculture: 146 thousand ha of irrigated land restored

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Currently, the area of ​​irrigated land where water management infrastructure has been installed is 1.5 million hectares, primeminister.kz reports.

In the framework of the State Program of Agriculture Development, from 2017 to 2019, 146 thousand hectares of irrigated land were restored. At the same time, in 2017-2018, out of the recovered 80 thousand hectares of irrigated land, only 37.7 thousand hectares are actually used for their intended purpose.

This year, it is planned to restore 182 thousand hectares, taking into account the unfulfilled volume in 2019 (of which 124 thousand hectares according to the plan and 58 thousand ha unfulfilled in 2019).

The president has set the task of gradually increasing the amount of irrigated land to 3 million hectares by 2030. Currently, about 1 million hectares of land have been preliminarily determined by the reginal akimats and work has been carried out to identify potential investors for building irrigation networks and implementing projects to develop new irrigated lands with the participation of a private partnership through the PPP mechanism, irrigation methods and the location and structure of cultivated crops. At the same time, the ministry is simultaneously working on the efficient use of irrigated lands already introduced.

 

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