1 500ha cleared under Lowveld greenbelt initiative

21 Oct, 2021 - 10:10 0 Views
1 500ha cleared under Lowveld greenbelt initiative

The Chronicle

Oliver Kazunga, Senior Business Reporter

A TOTAL of 1 500 hectares have been bush-cleared out of 2 500ha targeted for clearing under the Lowveld Irrigated Agriculture Greenbelt programme.

The contracts for the project, which is being undertaken in Buffalo Range, have been awarded to two contractors, China Nan Chang, and Fossil.

The initiative dovetails with the Government’s thrust to shift from rain-fed agriculture and use the country’s dams to ensure food security under irrigation as enunciated by the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1).

In a post-Cabinet media briefing Tuesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, said: “1 500ha out of the 2 500ha targeted for clearing under the Lowveld Irrigated Agriculture Greenbelt programme have been completed, while 440ha have been developed or rehabilitated for irrigation under the Maka 80 Facility.” [email protected]

 

 

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