Farmers Counting On Buffett Irrigation Project To End Misery

Nasho farmers in Kirehe district are counting days before they say goodbye to drought related problems they have endured for decades affecting agriculture production in their area.

The $24 million hillside irrigation project supported by Buffet Foundation(1200 hectares) in Nasho valley is at the finishing phase.

KTPress has learnt it will be completed in the next four months.

“Latest early September the irrigation will be launched to end drought ever,” said Theoneste Nizeyimana, executive secretary of Nasho sector.

Nizeyimana said, 70% of pipelines that will channel water into the valley were connected to the nearby Cyambwe Lake.

The 34km road network that will facilitate activities from farming to harvest were also handed over by Remote Group, a US firm.

The Rwanda Reserve Forces are also finishing up construction of the 52 houses, two in one that will host the expropriated families. Every house is expected to cost Rwf7million.

http://ktpress.rw/2016/04/farmers-counting-on-buffett-irrigation-project-to-end-misery/

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