ALGIERS, ALGERIA — The Algerian government approved the construction of 39 grain silos with a storage capacity of more than 1.5 million tonnes, Bloomberg reported on July 27, citing El Khabar.

Algeria is expected to stop importing grains in about 10 years as it expands cultivation of crops by upgrading irrigation, the Algiers-based newspaper cited Noureddine Kehal, the director general of the Office Algerien Interprofessionnel des Cereales, as saying.