$ 11 Million Invested in Irrigation Systems in Panama

The government will build two irrigation systems in the Chiriqui province in order to boost the agricultural sector.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The highlands of the Chiriqui province produce 80% of the country´s vegetables. These irrigation systems aim at sustained production and higher quality.

The Minister of Agriculture, Emilio Kieswetter, also referred to other projects which promote development in the area, like "... the establishment of food chains, the start of new agricultural extension systems and the increase of a trusts to support production and the establishment of the Cold Chain," reported Prensa.com.

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