Multi-billion water project launched in Western Kenya to advertise irrigation farming

เกจวัดแรงดันสูง -billion water project has been launched in Western Kenya to help address perennial floods in parts of the area and promote irrigation farming.
The Ksh7 billion (US$70 million) project dubbed Lower Nzoia Irrigation Project will unfold across 10,000 acres of land with a view of manufacturing sufficient meals to serve the complete region. 5,000 acres is anticipated to be underneath high value crops and the other 5,000 acres beneath rice and meals crops to benefit 12,000 households.
At least 34km of dykes shall be constructed in addition to River Nzoia to stop it from bursting its banks and discharging water which would wreak havoc on farms and homes.
The project is projected to benefit at least 60,000 folks from two western counties of Busia and Siaya.
While launching the project, Kenya’s Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto mentioned that a weir shall be constructed to regulate water flowing into River Nzoia from different rivers outside the county.
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“Food safety is considered one of our Big Four agendas and we’re committed to ensuring that we have sufficient food and farmers get money,” said Ruto
Residents are optimistic the relaunch of the Irrigation Scheme will see rice production in the area bounce to a model new level.
The venture under the National Irrigation Board was conceived in 2006 to help fight perennial flooding at the decrease Nzoia areas, whereas diverting the water and using it for irrigation.
The National Irrigation Board has said that some preliminary works, which include the development of concrete diversion weir, 135m connecting channel and a couple of.7km canal, are ongoing.
Kenya’s Irrigation Permanent Secretary, Fred Segor, said the venture was set to be a fully-fledged agribusiness venture with production and worth addition.
He announced that there were efforts to make sure the project is accomplished in 2021 as had been envisioned.

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