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La Guacimada, Goascorán, Valle, May ‘08.- The topographic surveys for the works to build the reservoirs,00 collection and distribution lines to the parcels of beneficiaries participating in the Water Harvests Project were recently completed. The works are intended to put in use ultra low pressure drip irrigation systems in the communities of Río Apasapo, Junquillo II and El Trapiche, within the municipalities of Aramecina, Goascorán and Langue, respectively.
The topographic surveys will define the location for the works and the soil cutting and filling volumes needed for the dams. The surveys will be awarded through a bidding process and financed with MCA-Honduras funding.
The works for the three reservoirs will benefit about 66 farmers carrying out farming activities in 33 hectares. With the irrigation systems in operation, the parcels will be used for crops such as watermelon, cucumber, calabash, sweet potatoes, green pepper and beans.
“Now I surely believe that the project promoted by the Millennium Challenge Account and CHF is a reality, and not like many others that have not been put into gain by the community. In this occasion we have been motivated and we are conscious about the opportunity being granted by this irrigation project”, expressed Luciano Alvarado, a resident of Río Apasapo, on the day the survey was taking place.