The Japanese government will provide a total grant amount of USD 2.4 million under the project, “Improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage,” for the Royal Government of Bhutan to procure 353 power tillers. The grant aid agreement was signed today at MoAF conference hall between Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA Bhutan office and Mr. Thinley Namgyel, Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission in the presence of Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.
As per press release, this is following the request submitted by the Government of Bhutan to the Government of Japan in 2014 when the two governments held the 9th Bilateral Annual Consultation. “Following which the detailed need survey was dispatched and the scope of assistance for the project was confirmed on 11th May 2016 with the signing of minutes of Meeting,” stated press release.
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