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Gilgit-Baltistan to make 50,000 acres of land cultivable

Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government formally launched a $120 million agriculture development project which would help irrigate around 50,000 acres of barren land in the mountainous region.The seven-year project, called the Economic Transformation Initiative, has been co-funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).“This is the biggest agri-development project of G-B and we are hopeful things will improve dramatically by the time project is completed,” said G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman while inaugurating the project.

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