Deir Ezzor, SANA – The agricultural sector in Deir Ezzor province is witnessing a renaissance and the production wheel starts running after a hiatus of several years due to the terrorist attacks which mainly targeted infrastructure and water projects, in parallel with the return of tens of thousands of its inhabitants to their houses and farms.
Agriculture is the citizens’ main income resource and the defeat of Daesh terrorists, and the restoration of security and stability to almost all Deir Ezzor’s areas as well as the governmental support to provide basic living conditions have positively reflected on people and the agricultural sector in general.
Head of Agriculture Directorate in the province, Mahmoud Haiyo, noted that the government has launched a plan to rehabilitate the 3rd section of irrigation projects on the right bank of the Euphrates basin with an estimated worth of SYP 2 billion.
He hailed the Syrian army’s sacrifices to lift the siege imposed on the city and liberate large swathes of the province’s countryside, noting that 30 agricultural extension units put into service after being rehabilitated with the aim of providing consulting services and technical assistance to farmers, not to mention the installation of agricultural pumps in different villages in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the distribution of seeds, fertilizers, irrigation water networks, crop protection products, pesticides, veterinary vaccines and grants.
Haiyo added that barely is grown on 10 thousand hectares of land while wheat area is 25 thousand hectares and the cotton planted area is estimated at 10 thousand hectares.