As of mid-2020, Cambodia’s irrigation systems have been accessible by about 62 percent of the total 2,957,400 hectares of farm land throughout the country.
The update was shared with local media by H.E. Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology recently, adding that the coverage is expected to further increase when the 12 big irrigation development projects are finished in 2023.
In 2019, irrigation water covered 1,835,422 hectares of farm land across Cambodia, including 537,077 hectares for rice growing in the dry season, and 1,298,345 hectares for rice growing in the rainy season, continued the minister.
If compared irrigation coverage between 1967 and 2019, the accessibility rose by 81 percent.
H.E. Minister also underlined the Royal Government of Cambodia’s efforts in rehabilitating and developing Cambodia’s irrigation system to support and expand the country’s agricultural development.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press