The territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, José Manuel Ortiz, has delivered this morning to the representatives of the Community Irrigation Virgen del Rosario, of Somontín, a resolution of subsidy for the implementation of a project to improve and consolidate its irrigation system. The investment will directly benefit irrigate 25 hectares of crops, This Community Irrigation also extends the municipalities of Lucar and Purchena.
The grant, approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development amounts to 159.114 euros (155.655 for works and almost 3.500 for the drafting and construction management). The project budget is 214.057 euros. With this investment, Irrigation Community will make a connection to driving the Diversion Negratín-Almanzora for which he built a house for pumping station, installation 2 submersible pumps and other elements. Also, a line drive will be undertaken from the pumphouse up to two rafts and a spur to other irrigators tend, with the construction of manholes and counters. The total length of the pipes is 4,7 kilometers.
This resolution is in addition to which the Andalusian delivered Wednesday to ten irrigation communities. En total, eleven resolutions involve public aid delivered about 7,5 million, practically 90% investment to be undertaken by the irrigators, over amounting 8,8 million.
With these investments, recalls José Manuel Ortiz, above 6.300 members of the irrigation communities of the province improve and strengthen irrigation systems that supply water to more than 4.700 hectares of crops.
The resolutions adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development correspond to the call of the year 2014 Rural Development Program 2007-2013 for the improvement and consolidation of irrigation for Andalusia, and are financed on a 75% with the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).