YEREVAN, June 6. /ARKA/. Germany’s KfW Bank intends to implement a pilot project in Armenia for prudent use of water and effective management of water resources on 700 hectares of agricultural land, the press office of the Armenian agriculture ministry quoted Sandra Soares Da Silva, the head of the project, as saying Thursday at her meting with Sergo Karapetyan, Armenia’s agriculture minister.
She also said that the Armenian agriculture ministry may be the general partner in implementation of this project.
The matter is planned to be discussed at an Armenian-German intergovernmental session scheduled for this year’ September.
According to the press release, the KfW is now implementing a number of projects for improving irrigation, water supply and sewerage in Shirak province. The reconstruction of Kaps Water Reservoir is the key project among them. The aim of this project is to increase volumes of irrigation water used by the province’s residents.
KfW Bank started providing support to Armenia in 1995 and opened its resident office in Armenia in October 1998. Energy, water economy, finance, banks and the private sector are among the bank’s top focuses. -0----