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Pedro Antonio Sánchez appeals to the Union of all to get 2017 "bring us definite progress to the water problem" (14/12/2016)

The draft budget for the Community for 2017 includes a budget of more than 20 million euros to continue investing in the modernization and modernization of irrigation

The president of the Community, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, today called for the union of all to continue working and that the year 2017 "bring us definitive progress to our water problem," referring to the future National Water Pact to end the Scarcity of resources in the Segura basin.

"The Region needs definitive solutions to this problem and if we look for them together we will be more likely to meet them sooner and we will go further," said the president during the act of lighting the Christmas tree installed in the headquarters of the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment, whose decorative elements have been elaborated by representatives of the communities of irrigators.

In the opinion of the president, "this unity is what we have to ask all political parties for us to all support in the same direction."

Pedro Antonio Sánchez stressed the efforts of Murcia farmers and irrigators, as well as their collaboration in the process of irrigation modernization, "which we will continue to support in collaboration with irrigation communities," he said.

He also pointed out that, in the next budgets, which are currently being presented in the Regional Assembly, a budget of more than 20 million euros is contemplated to continue investing in the modernization and technification of irrigation.

"Agriculture in the Region of Murcia is one of the most modernized and technified in the world and we will continue to invest to be a irrigation system where every drop of water continues to be used as a drop of hope, opportunities and employment," said Pedro Antonio Sánchez .

The Region exports eight out of ten fruits and vegetables it produces and about 90 percent of its irrigable surface is modernized.

With the item that is contemplated for the modernization of irrigation in budgets next year will be possible to carry out actions such as the improvement of the irrigation of Campo Alto de Lorca, the energy efficiency of the Irrigators Community of Miraflores de Jumilla or the use of Water purified by the Community of Irrigators of Campos del Río.

Source: CARM

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