Japan to provide $5.2m for agri project

Updated July 19, 2019

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Japan will provide $5.2 million for the execution of a UN agro-food and industrial development project in Pakistan. — Photo by Mohammad Hussain Khan/File
Japan will provide $5.2 million for the execution of a UN agro-food and industrial development project in Pakistan. — Photo by Mohammad Hussain Khan/File

ISLAMABAD: Japan will provide $5.2 million for the execution of a UN agro-food and industrial development project in Pakistan.

In this regard, country representative United Nations Industrial Development Organisation on Thursday had a meeting with the federal minister to discuss the different features of the project.

The project aims to strengthen cattle meat and fruit production through the introduction of new techniques. This, the UN agency believes, will improve livelihoods of farmers and reduce rural poverty in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan will inaugurate the project during the first week of next month. In his comments, the minister said that the government had launched PM’s agriculture emergency programme, and livestock is one of the major projects.

Published in Dawn, July 19th, 2019