Moldovan authorities to back, develop country's anti-hail sector
14:38 | 06.12.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 6 December /MOLDPRES/ - The need to supply the stock of anti-hail rockets and cooperate with the neighbour countries, in order to revise the restrictions of launching rockets along Moldova’s border with Romania and Ukraine has been one of the subjects considered by Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Viorel Gherciu at a point on the launch of anti-hail rockets from the Cornesti village, western Ungheni district.
In discussions with the director of the Special Service for Active Influences on Hydrometeorological Processes (SSIAPH) from Moldova, Ion Garaba, the agriculture minister pointed out the efficiency of the rockets’ launch, as we well as the need of more measures to back the sector.
„The effects of the hail can be combated by more ways; yet, for Moldova’s conditions, the most operative one is the launch of anti-hail rockets, ensuring a 5-10-fold diminution of losses. Thus, the efficiency of the anti-hail system is of about 80 per cent and the average cost of protecting one hectare of farmland is of about three euros. To observe the technological norms, as well as to ensure the optimal efficiency of SSIAPH, it is necessary to supply the stock of rockets,’’ Ion Garaba said.
For his part, Minister Viorel Gherciu said that the principal goal was to protect the agricultural sector from the effects triggered by hail. He also said that the authorities were concerned about the identification of the best solutions for the reestablishment of the infrastructure of the anti-hail protection, increasing the area of farmlands protected and improving the technical and material basis.
Presently, 291,000 hectares of farmlands are under the protection of the Cornesti anti-hail service.
Photo: Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry