Tech transfer to boost rice output in Bangladesh


Bangladeshi farmers will be able to double or triple their rice production per acre using modern farm machinery and agricultural equipment.

This was stated by Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang when he handed over farm machineries and agricultural equipments to Secretary of Bangladesh's Ministry of Agriculture Moinuddin Abdullah at a ceremony Tuesday in Dhaka.

"I hope this is going to be a functional cooperation (between Bangladesh and China) which can really help Bangladesh to develop its own agriculture," he said.

China handed over 6,004 pieces of farm machinery and agricultural equipment to Bangladesh's Ministry of Agriculture under a grant aid programme to help the country modernize its agriculture sector.

Ma said there are eight Chinese experts now in Bangladesh to help the country's experts in cultivation of hybrid rice, reports Xinhua.

Abdullah said that Bangladesh will be immensely benefited with Chinese machinery and equipment in augmenting agriculture production.

"They (China) developed immensely in agricultural researching and in all other areas. They invented many new varieties of rice. They have been self-sufficient in food production for the world's most populous country by using modern technologies," said the official.


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