Spain modernising Canal de Orellana

Spain modernising Canal de Orellana


Spain: Sociedad Estatal de Infraestructuras Agrarias (SEIASA) of the Southern Plateau, along with Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Spain, is investing 22,300,000 euros for the second phase of modernisation of Community of Irrigation Canal de Orellana in the country.

As part of modernisation, GIS will be set up throughout the 40,323 hectares of irrigation area; according to Francisco Rodríguez, President, SEIASA of South Plateau.

These works will benefit 5079 irrigators and will cover municipalities of Don Benito, Guareña, Medellín, Navalvilar Pella, Orellana la Vieja, Rena, Santa Amalia, Villanueva de la Serena, Villar de Rena, Almoharín, Campo Instead, Escurial, Madrigalejo and Miajadas.

Miguel Leal, President, Community of Irrigation Canal de Orellana, pointed out that including this second phase, the volume of investments made in the past 6 years in the modernisation process is now more than 60 million euros.

In particular, Leal said that this commission “must be a reality in 2012” because “that will help achieve greater water savings and greater cost savings for irrigators.”