Panama: Irrigation Projects Worth $600 Million

Panama's Ministry for Farming Development (Mida) plans to contruct two irrigation projects next year.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One of the projects will be located in Veraguas while the other is in Santa María, both in the centre-west of the country.

"These works add to irrigation projects already underway in the country such as “Remigio Rojas” in Chiriquí and El Caño in Coclé, for which $65.3 and $1.5 million have been invested respectively," reports Pa-digital.com.pa.

Producers are claiming they need financial support towards land investments in order to take advantage of the Remigio Rojas system.

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The Minister of the department, Guillermo Lopez, announcement the investment, the largest in the $107 million project portfolio planned for the year by the entity.

Panama Invests More in Irrigation Projects

June 2010

Government authorities are considering investing $1 million in an irrigation project called “Remigio Rojas”, in Alanje, province of Chiriquí.

This initiative has received $65 million so far, but has not yielded the expected results, as growers lack the required infrastructure to benefit from it.

Panama: $1.5 Billion in Irrigation Projects

January 2010

In the next five years, the Government will invest in irrigation projects in the provinces of Los Santos, Herrera and Coclé.

The current administration, lead by president Ricardo Martinelli, has set forth the objective of reaching yearly growth between 6% and 8% in agriculture.

$170 million In Irrigation Works Announced

November 2012

Panama's government has unveiled projects for supporting farming in order to encourage greater productivity, with a total cost of $211 million.

A statement from the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) reads:

Over $170 million will be spent on irrigation systems in productive areas of the country, about 33.5 million in producer support programs (Act 24, Act 25, Rural Pro and others), $6 million in direct assistance to small producers and over $2 million on Production Roads, which makes a total of $211.5, part of the investments being carried out by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), in order to achieve the required productivity to achieve efficiency domestic production.

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