published: 16 July 2013
Two sites with a total acreage of 2,000 hectares will be brought back into the agricultural production in Ak-Dobo and Lipenka rural councils. The main goal of the project is to prevent degradation of agricultural land by restoring soil fertility and rehabilitating irrigation systems. Refurbished irrigation will help to reactivate the state land that will be included in the Land Redistribution Fund, and then will be sold to interested persons at the auction.
In Lipenka rural council the Samat-Kol dam is rebuilding, the pump station with a capacity of 250 kW and the transformer substation with a capacity of 430 kW are installed. Total length of the new transmission lines is about 3 km. At the same time experts of the two local contracting organizations are concreting the gateway foundation. Soon they will start to construct the fence and reconstruct the flumes. It is planned to build the mudflow-pass structure to ensure the safe operation of the pump station as well as the stability of the dam.
In the neighboring Ak-Dobo village works on cleaning the daily runoff pond (DRF) with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters are implemented. The construction of a decant tower will star soon. DRF will allow farmers to irrigate about 500 hectares of land a day.
It is planned to complete rehabilitation works in Ak-Dobo rural council by September 2013 and in Lipenka rural council by November 2013.
Project was launched in May, 2013.
Rehabilitation of the sites requires $ 200,000 which has already been allocated by Kumtor. KAED Project and local farmers invest an additional $ 170,000 in expertise and labor.