Strategic project to reclaim desert and meet need of the market

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The engineering and technical staff of the Imam Hussain Shrine has begun cultivating more than 1000 acers, in the desert to the West of the city of Kerbela, with salt-tolerant wheat.

Assistant director of the Department of Agricultural Development of the Imam Hussain Shrine Qahtan EshShemmeri said, “The Imam Hussain Shrine has taken the initiative to reclaim the desert in order to increase the vegetation across the country and to increase crops demanded by the market.”

He added that this project will have a positive impact on the national economy and meet the need of the market.


By: Ibrahim ElOaini

Translation: Mohammed AlObaidi

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