Kherson, Odessa and Nikolaev regions will work on the implementation of a pilot project to restore irrigation in the south of Ukraine. This is the official website of the Kherson Regional State Administration.
"The corresponding memorandum of cooperation was signed today during a working visit to Nikolaev by the chairman of the regional state administration Sergei Kozyr with the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Sergei Grinevetsky and the head of the Nikolaev region Vitaly Kim", - said in the message.
It is noted that the signed document provides, in particular, for the creation of a powerful water management and reclamation complex in the south of Ukraine; modernization of existing and construction of new irrigation systems.
“I hope for effective cooperation and implementation of a number of joint projects that will become the foundation for the development of irrigation in the south of Ukraine,” commented the chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administration Serhiy Kozyr.
He also noted that the development of irrigation is a very important issue for Ukraine, because we are talking about food security.
Kozyr stressed that the development of the irrigation system is vital for the Kherson region. After all, this will make it possible to transform the zone of risky farming into a territory for increasing yields.
Irrigation in the Kherson region covers only 320 thousand hectares. This is not enough, and therefore the priority task is to restore the irrigation networks to the design capacity of 427,1 thousand hectares and its expansion to 600 thousand hectares by 2030.
Now a regional pilot project is being implemented in the region. Creation of the Investment Park “Restoration of Irrigation in the Kherson Region”, which provides for the reconstruction of irrigation systems on an area of 63,6 thousand hectares on the platform of the Investment Park of 7 territorial communities. Also, within the framework of the "Magnets of Ukraine" project, 9 regional projects for the development and restoration of irrigation networks were submitted to the Office of the President.