Irrigated crop land to be expanded by 8 thousand hectares

Economy | Agriculture
2021-12-02 16:51:31

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The total area of irrigated lands will be increased by 8 thousand hectares next year as part of the USD 46.2 million project 'Vegetable Production and Irrigated Agriculture' funded by the Asian Development Bank.

The government has organized a bid for the project to upgrade and install irrigation systems in Taishir and Khaliun soums of Gobi-Altai aimag, Erdeneburen and Altai soums of Khovd aimag, Sagsai and Bayannuur soums of Bayan-Ulgii aimag, Telmen and Uliastai soums of Zavkhan aimag, Sant soum of Selenge aimag, Batsumber soum of Tuv aimag, and Kherlen soum of Khentii aimag.

The irrigation systems upgrade will bring an opportunity to develop intensive crop farming and over 3 thousand locals will benefit from the project.