Posted on 06 September 2010 .
Diyala’s provincial government says that Spanish companies have submitted bids to establish the biggest olive plantation in the Middle East.
According to a report from Al SumariaTV, the groves would cover an area of 50,000 donums, which equates to 12,500 hectares, or about 31,000 acres.
The same source said that an Emirati company and an Iraqi company have submitted two bids to create a farms to produce sugar beet in the province.
The Province Council has formed a committee to consider the bids.
(Source: Al SumariaTV)
Dr. Mark A. DeWeaver
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