The Director of the Iranian sugar cane company, during a meeting with a delegation from the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, he will be planted 20 thousand hectares of sugar cane in the province of Maysan.
The company said that “at a meeting of the Director General of the sugar cane company Mahmoud Shamli with the delegation of the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture announced the company’s readiness to provide all scientific services, engineering and industrial comprehensive project for the cultivation of cane sugar.
“The meeting focused on a plan to grow 20,000 hectares to convert it to sugar cane farms in Maysan province,” she said.
“The company and its research center have the ability to provide expertise in the field of sugar industry and transportation to Iraq,” he said. “The company can provide expertise in scientific sugar research, including genetic modification, sugarcane products and research on new methods of rearing and harvesting.”
“We hope to transfer our experience in establishing the necessary infrastructure for 20 hectares in Maysan province.”
The sugar cane project in Iran laid the foundation stone of the Americans and then revived Sheikh Hashemi Rafsanjani through Egyptian engineers, given the Egyptian engineer’s competence in this agriculture, despite strong opposition.
One of the problems faced by the sugarcane project in Iran is the washing of soil, where surplus water carries a high percentage of salts, part of which is poured into the Karun River, which raises the salts in the water to high degrees, or the water transferred to the great Hor and the flask that destroyed the environment of fish and birds Migrating to the point of transfer of water to wash the soil to the Gulf through a channel extending to hundreds of kilometers, in addition to the volume of water used in the project, the production of 616 000 tons per year of sugar to 3.8 billion cubic meters of water.
Where the company was forced after the environmental situation to develop water reservoirs to evaporate the water of washing near the rivers, which led to the taking of more land and increased the proportion of salinity of the surrounding land and in rivers, in addition to large incineration operations to remove the remains of sugarcane plantations, which increased pollution Air near farms.
Iranian experts find that “importing sugar will cost them less than one kilo of sugar, money, water and labor, especially with the difficult phase of the sugar cane companies and their inability to pay the salaries of their employees, as happened in the area of” Archaeological “.
Iran’s sugar cane company annually produces about 629,000 tons of sugar and fills 40 percent of the country’s domestic needs.