Karachi:(Staff Report) An eight members delegation of Peoples Republic of China on Advanced Rice Research led by Dr. CHENG SHIHUA Director General China National Rice Research Institute called on Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Mines & Minerals and Home Departments Sohail Anwar Khan Sial at his office here today.

Secretary Agriculture Department gave a comprehensive presentation on “Role of Agriculture, Supply & Prices Departments and initiatives taken toward development of Rice sector as well as introduction of Hybrid Rice technology in SINDH”.

Secretary Agriculture Sajid Jamal Abro briefed the delegation about the aims and objectives of the initiatives so far taken with special reference to measures being adopted to promote agriculture sector and Hybrid rice technology in the province.

Sohail Anwar Sial said the Government of Sindh intends to upgrade existing agriculture research centres in collaboration with China with a view to acquire maximum possible benefits by promoting rice and other crops. “We looking forward for the support and guidance of Government of China to help assist in strengthening Hybrid Rice Technology in Sindh “, he added.

The delegation assured the Minister of their maximum possible support and assistance. It was also decided to document all the discussion and to sign a formal MoU after follow up deliberations, at the earliest.