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Bamyan farming system to be mechanised

Bamyan City, November 19, 2006 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - Governor of the central Bamyan said Sunday the agriculture system in the province would be mechanised that would help in raising ratio of per acre yield.

Addressing a ceremony in this regard, Governor of Bamyan Dr Habiba Sarabi said the agriculture system would be mechanised that would help the farmers to get greater produce of their fields than the past.

According to provincial Agriculture officials, the foundation stone of a project in this regard was laid on a 4.5-acre land. Iran has granted $123,000 fund for the scheme to develop farming system in the war-torn country.

Engineer Mohammad Tahir Ataie, director of the Agriculture Department in Bamyan, said: "The project will help in changing the traditional system of farming into a modern mechanised form."

Ataie said Iran had also helped in setting up four agriculture cooperatives that would soon start functioning. He said Iran donated four tractors to each organisation. Engineer Ghulam Hussian Faqirzada, head of the Murtaza Shelter Company, said the new project would be completed by spring of next year.