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KINGSTON — In an effort to increase agricultural production in Yallahs, St. Thomas, the Government is seeking to improve the irrigation system in the area.

Cabinet has approved a $51 million contract, awarded to Jamaica Drip Irrigation Limited, for the supply of irrigation pipes and fittings for the Yallahs Irrigation System, Phase 1.

Speaking at Wednesday's (October 19) Post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said the Yallahs component of the National Irrigation Programme will serve 311 farmers on over 100 hectares of land.

The project is one of four irrigation schemes under a National Irrigation Development Programme, which is being funded by a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

 

By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter

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