Bolivia wants to plant more than one million hectares of sugarcane


The Bolivian government will invest in roads and infrastructure to increase their plantings of sugar cane, and reach over one million hectares, according to the vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, who attended the eighth version the Expocaña held 19-21 July in the city of Santa Cruz.

With the increase in cultivable area of sugarcane in the country, the government hopes to secure emissions of productive credit. Linera, who is also president of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, guaranteed supply of diesel and gasoline machinery working in sugarcane production, thus aiming to achieve increased planting.

The Bolivian sugar industry generated over 16,000 direct jobs and 42,000 indirect jobs in the country last year, according to Garcia.

With information from Los Tiempos.

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