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40 fish breading farms being built in Uruzgan

40 fish breading farms being built in Uruzgan

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Jul 05, 2017 - 22:21

TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Work on establishing 40 fish-breading arms was launched in the capital of central Uruzgan province on Wednesday.

Governor Mohammad Nazir Kharotai told the 17 million afghanis pisciculture project’s inauguration ceremony in Tirinkot that the farms would generate jobs for many people.

The governor said Uruzgan had large swaths of suitable land for agricultureinfo-icon and animal husbandry and projects like fish farming could improve people’s economy.

Agriculture, irrigation and livestock director Zalmai Aloko said the 40 fish breading farms would be constructed in five months.

He said the project would cost 17 million afghanis to be provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL).

He said each of the 11 meters long and as many meters wide fish farms would have the capacity to raise 500 fishes in one season.

He said after the establishment of the fish breading farms, owners of such farms would be trained in pisciculture and the training would be arranged by the agriculture ministry.

A local resident, Abdul Hadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they were happy with the launch of work on the fish farms and training to fish farm owners would enable them to improve their business.

He said currently there was no fish breading farm in the province and local residents used to hunt fishes in the Uruzgan river.

Several fish-breading farms have been established in Kabulinfo-icon and other provinces.

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