Challapata irrigation canals opened

Friday, September 5, 2003

Bolivia's agricultural affairs minister Guido Añez and the governor of Oruro department, Ivo Arias opened a US$1mn system of irrigation canals in the municipality of Challapata which will benefit 1,138 families involved in small-scale agriculture, the government announced.

Challapata lies in southwest Bolivia's arid altiplano region, near the Uru Uru and Poopó lagoons.

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