Power cuts threaten to eliminate crops in Northern Homs

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 24 يونيو، 2018 3:37:06 م خبر أعمال واقتصاد اقتصادي

Homs - SMART

On Sunday, farmers complained of power cuts in a cement factory power line in the city of al-Rastan, 20 kilometers north of Homs, Central Syria. The farmers warned that agricultural crops will wither if not irrigated.

The farmers, who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons, said that they depend on the cement factory's power line to extract water and irrigate their summer crops, which include tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, marrows, and eggplants, due to power cuts that lasted a week so far.

The farmers added that the price of fuel for operating a power generator is 400 Syrian pounds per hour and vegetable fields need to be irrigated for ten hours a day. The farmers noted that the profits from selling the vegetables do not cover the cost of irrigation.

The Syrian government forces imposed fees on the residents of villages in the city of al-Rastan in return for supplying them with power. The Syrian government forces did not open gas stations in al-Rastan.

On May 16, 2018, the Syrian government gained full control of the Northern Homs and Southern Hama countrysides following the displacement of civilians under an agreement imposed by Russia on residents and civil and military committees in the region.

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