The Minister of Water, Agriculture and Environment, Adela Martinez-Cacho, inaugurated today one of the phases of the works of modernization of irrigation of the Community of Irrigators Librilla, for the irrigation sector 4 and rafts sectors 2 and 3 for a total amount of more than 8.7 million euros.
Martinez-Cacho stressed that "the irrigation of the Region of Murcia are the most efficient and pioneers of Spain in the application of the most modern technologies, however we must continue to lead this area by developing actions such as today inaugurated, that allow us to continue making the most of every drop of water. "
"Water scarcity and efficiency of the irrigation system has been what has led to this community of irrigators to make the replacement of the network of irrigation channels other pressure, to be able to serve in each plot the flow of filtered water and as necessary for the proper functioning of drip irrigation to be installed in each of them, "said Martinez-Cacho.
The Minister of Water, Agriculture and Environment recalled the 'Intelligent Irrigation Plan of the Region of Murcia.
Horizon 2023 ', presented last March 22, and that includes investments totaling 80 million euros, of which the public initiative will bring 39, "which will generate employment and development in the years of the plan."
The actions carried out in the irrigation sector 4 have focused on the realization of the sprinkler heads each zone, the supply of electricity to the heads energy conducting networks main distribution from the head to each collective hydrants each zone and collective rush and installation of fire hydrants, and the installation of individual hydrants and tertiary pipelines.
In the structure of the corresponding allotment to the irrigation sector 4 smallholding predominates: the same or less than 1 hectare plots account for 85.8 percent and only 1.27 percent of plots with more than five hectares.
The irrigable area of â€‹â€‹the Community of Irrigators Librilla, with a total of 1,850 villagers, has 2811.05 hectares have been divided into four independent irrigation sectors, each sector has its making, plus they are divided into two areas.
Moreover, the Directorate General of Water is in the bidding process of the works of irrigation sector 3, which will involve a total investment of 13 million euros.