Bangladesh has launched a China-aided project to augment agricultural production by using cutting edge technologies. The “e-village” project was launched in Dhaka on Thursday [19 January 2017]. Bangladesh’s leading Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in association with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League Party’s research wing, the Center for Research and Information (CRI) and iSoftStone, a leading China-based IT services provider, will implement the nine-month pilot project at a village in Gazipur on the outskirts of capital Dhaka…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2017
- As a result of the Chinese-backed project, villagers of Gazipur (north of Dhaka) will be given access to monitoring system that records soil moisture, leaf wetness, and disease/pest identification.
- In November 2016, an agreement was signed between the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and China’s Textile Industrial Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation.
- In late October and early November 2016, a Bangladeshi delegation, led by the Secretary of its Jute and Textiles Ministry, visited China. Afterwards, a Chinese delegation visited Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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