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Pakistan, Japan eying to enhance cooperation in agro-industry

Islamabad Pakistan and Japan are looking for increasing bilateral cooperation in agricultural-based industry and value addition as Japan has already announced grant aid to enhance productivity and capacities in relevant agricultural fields.

Recently Japan has announced a grand aid of $5.2 million to support agri-food and agro-industry development in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces through the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Minister/Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, Yusuke Shindo told the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) on Wednesday.

The senior diplomat said that this amount would be utilized for enhancement of productivity and capacities of relevant sectors in the cattle meat value chain in districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Abbottabad, Kohistan, and Dera Ismail Khan, as well as apple value chain in province of Balochistan in Quetta, Killa Abdullah and Pishin.

Source: International Islamic News Agency