Enga to become agro-food exporter

Highlands

ENGA will soon become a major agricultural produce exporter.
To make this a reality, the Surinki high attitude innovative agriculture project funded by provincial government at the cost of K23 million is progressing well and on schedule.
The project, which the provincial government has undertaken with support from an Israeli company at the old department of primary industries camp, is expected to bring in huge benefits to the province.
Governor Sir Peter Ipatas said it would be a large scale commercial farming to meet local demands and also for export.
He said the project would provide many spin-off benefits to the locals and ensure food security for the country.
He said the farm would sell produce like potatoes, broccoli, and carrots to many countries in the world.
Ipatas said work has already begun and building materials for the processing and packaging plants were already at the site.
He said some Israeli experts were based at the project site and working on the farm.
“We are coming to an exciting moment where I am happy with my achievements for the province,” he said.
“I want to thank public servants, business houses, churches, national government, and donor partners like AusAID, European Union, Japanese government and others for their contributions to the development of the province.”

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