Funding boosts transportation and farming projects in Azuay Province

Azuay Province has received $54 million for transportation and farming projects, thanks to the federal government. President Lenin Moreno was in town Monday, January 29, to present the check to local officials. The ceremony took place in San Blas park in downtown Cuenca. Of the $54 million, $5.9 million dollars will be allocated for the construction and improvement of irrigation systems for rural farmers living in six rural cantons. As for this allocation, Prefect Paul Carrasco said the water systems will benefit roughly 20,000 small-scale farmers whose productivity will be substantially improved. According to the newspaper El Comercio, the government…

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