Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli has stated that Turkey, has 6.5 million hectares of irrigated agricultural area for the moment, "Hopefully, we aim to open irrigation recently as 2 million hectares. As a result, it has an extra year to 15 billion pounds of revenue growth in agriculture we will be, "he said.
Pakdemirli attended the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) General Management Evaluation and Training Seminar. Pakdemirli (PhD), mentioned the importance of water and the future of water wars as well as water consumption should be used in all matters.
Pakdemirli said that, DSI has a vital mission as it is a very important issue to direct the flow of water. As in the country's management system, they entered a new era with hope in agriculture.
"WE ARE USING OUR AGRICULTURAL SOIL RESOURCES WELL"
Pakdemirli (PhD), said that Turkey's agricultural revenue is 1st in Europe and 7th in the world, "We rank 17th in the world as agricultural land resources. This is also important in terms of showing that we best use of its land resources we have, actually. We are in the 1st place in the Union about sheep and dairy cattle presence in Europe. In the presence of bovine animals, we are 2nd in the EU and after France, "used expressions.
Talking about the importance of DSI's water resources development, Pakdemirli said, the biggest vision of DSI is to be the leader in the protection, development and management of water resources.
Pakdemirli(PhD), said that DSI is one of the biggest investor institutions of the country. And invested in every corner of the country, they put the flag of DSI, 65 years of irrigation, energy, drinking water supply and flood protection sectors provide services to the Turkish nation.
"WE WILL CONTINUE OUR ACTIVITIES BY IMPROVING ALL OUR POTENTIALS"
Minister Bekir Pakdemirli, attracting attention to the increasing dam, hydroelectric power plant and drinking water facilities in 16 years, "Hopefully, we aim to open the area of 2 million hectares in the near future. As a result, an annual increase of 15 billion pounds of agriculture in revenue will be provided. "He said.
Minister Pakdemirli, "As the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in 2019, in the framework of our budget figures and we will continue our activities by forcing our opportunities," used expressions.
Pakdemirli emphasized the importance of food supply and security in the world and emphasized that due to the future climate change, they should increase the irrigated agricultural areas and increase the agricultural yield.
"WE HAVE PROVIDED 9.2 BILLION LIRA BUDGET FOR DSI IN 2019"
Pakdemirli (PhD) said that they have provided 9.2 billion lira budget for DSI in 2019, and saving resources should be very well evaluated for the year 2019.
Priority should be given to the vision projects to be applied to the result when demanding appropriation Pakdemirli, the following statements are used:
"(First of all) these projects should be taken into the investment program. The appropriations that cannot be spent due to any reason must be reported in a timely manner and they should be transferred to the works that can be spent.
We must be prepared for flood disasters. With a proactive approach, we must minimize the loss of life and property by taking our measures beforehand. In this sense, managerialism in this sense, requires to have the foresight. "
HPP construction factors is a necessity for Turkey, voicing energy imports, the current account deficit of the biggest reasons Pakdemirli (PhD) said, "At this point, HEPPs are the most important renewable, domestic sources that will reduce the current account deficit. The people of the region related to HEPPs should be informed properly from time to time. If we don't tell the people of the region what is right, others can mislead them with the wrong things, "he completed.