IRRIGATION

Sh7.5 billion Bura scheme upgrade to boost coverage

Gravity system will pump water up to 72kms from the initial 50kms

In Summary
  • The chief engineer planning and design at NIA Loice Kahiga said Bura currently uses a canal system to irrigate part of the 25,000 acres owned by NIA.
  • “Currently we use a lot of diesel which is costly, per month we spend Sh3.5 million for pumping and maintenance of the installed infrastructure,” she said.

The National Irrigation Authority is set to change the Bura irrigation scheme canal system, to a gravity system at a cost of Sh7.5 billion.

Bura currently uses a canal system to irrigate part ...

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