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MANILA, Philippines — Two Israeli firms have offered to finance the government’s irrigation projects to help improve the country’s rice production.

MANILA, Philippines — Two Israeli firms have offered to finance the government’s irrigation projects to help improve the country’s rice production.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol recently met with Ilan Weiss, chairman and executive director of LR Group of Israel-subsidiary Innovative Agro Industry, who offered to participate in the solar-powered irrigation system program of the Department of Agriculture.

“They could build an estimated 8,000 units of SPIS in partnership with local engineering companies to irrigate 500,000 hectares over the next three to five years,” Piñol said.

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