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REAP Will Make Full Liaison with Sindh Agriculture Department: Anwar Mianoor

Karachi, April 05, 2022: This statement was given by Muhammad Anwar Mianoor, Senior Vice Chairman, Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) while addressing a Reception in honor of Mr. Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar, Secretary Agriculture Sindh on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at REAP House, Karachi.

This meeting was attended by Mr. Shakil Rahimon, Additional Secretary Agriculture Sindh, Managing Committee Members of REAP, and a large number of leading rice exporters.

REAP has given a comprehensive presentation to the Secretary of Agriculture regarding REAP’s proposals for the Phytotron Tunnel facility for Research & Seed Development, which will be helpful to reduce the trial of new rice seeds from a year to a couple of months.

In addition, REAP has given a proposal to acquire land of 5000 Acres for establishing Model Village in different districts of Sindh province. This project will create awareness among farmers regarding the selection of seed varieties, use of fertilizers/pesticides and water etc.

The Secretary of Agriculture Sindh has approved REAP’s proposal for the Phytotron Tunnel and assured to include this project in their Annual Development Plan (ADP) funding scheme and will shortly sanction the funds for the establishment of the Phytotron Tunnel at Rice Research Centre in Sindh province.

He has shown his interest in REAP’s proposals and assured to extend his full support for any development work for the benefit of all stakeholders of the rice trade including farmers, millers, traders, and exporters.

In the end, Anwar Mianoor presented REAP’s souvenirs to Mr. Aijaz Mahesar, Secretary Agriculture, and Mr. Shakil Rahimon, Additional Secretary Agriculture.

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