China on Tuesday [25 April 2017] handed over 6,004 pieces of farm machinery and agricultural equipment to Bangladesh’s Ministry of Agriculture under a grant aid program to help the country modernize its agriculture sector. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang handed over the farm machineries and agricultural equipments to Secretary of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Agriculture Moinuddin Abdullah at a ceremony in Dhaka…Full Article: Xinhua Apr 2017

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  • According to the Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, China has eight agricultural experts in the country assisting in the cultivation of hybrid rice.

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  • In January 2017, a Chinese-financed “e-village” project was launched in Gazipur (north of Dhaka). The project will give villagers access to a 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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