15 October, Thimphu: His Excellency, Mr. Shingo Miyamoto, the Minister for Economic and Development , Embassy of Japan based in India inaugurated the mushroom spawn production equipment at the National Mushroom Centre.
The equipment including sawdust crusher mill, high temperature and pressure cubic steriliser, moisture analyser, hot air oven, electronic balance, deep freezer and refrigerated van were procured from the grant assistance for grassroots human security project (GGP), Embassy of Japan in March-May 2018. They cost around Nu. 6.59 M out of which Nu. 4.67 M were funded by GGP based on the agreement signed between GGP and the Department of Agriculture (DoA) in March 2017. The new set of equipment replaced the 29 years old set which were procured during 1989-1990.
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