China keen to upgrade Pakistan’s agri infrastructure: envoy

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ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing on Tuesday stressed the need to materialise the understanding between Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) so as to improve the production of rice, sugarcane, cotton, vegetable and livestock using modern technologies.

The Chinese envoy was talking to PARC Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan. The meeting was held to discuss agricultural cooperation between the two countries under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The ambassador informed that a locust expert team would soon arrive in Pakistan and visit the affected areas to assess the requirements.

The PARC chairman discussed the possible measures for locust control, keeping in view the environmental aspects of pesticides.

They also discussed capacity building at national level both for the scientists and technicians to improve agricultural production and ensure poverty alleviation.

During the meeting, Pak-China experts exchanged agricultural information and discussed areas of mutual interests to accelerate the development of Pakistan’s agricultural sector.

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