Khanarc Canal transforms agriculture in northeast Azerbaijan

Built around 70 years ago, the Samur-Absheron Canal carries water from the Samur River to irrigate farms in northeastern Azerbaijan and supply the national capital, Baku, with drinking water. Years of neglect meant that the canal was inefficient – it lost much of the water it carried – and did not have the capacity to meet existing. demand for irrigation or, still less, to allow for expansion. Rehabilitating the canal was a priority for the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan.