Irrigation schemes go operational

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Irrigation schemes constructed in Bale Zone of Oromiya 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 schemes, constructed in Sinana and Ginir woredas, could develop 262 hectares and benefit 650 households.
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 are 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.
(The Ethiopian Herald)