November 28, Thimphu: The Department of Agriculture (DoA) and Katahira and Engineers International (KEI) signed the consultancy agreement under which 353 power tillers had been approved by the Japanese Government. The signing was done between the Agriculture Director, Kinlay Tshering and the Deputy Director for KEI, Takuji Kono.
KEI shall support the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in specification drafting and inclusion, tender processing, machines inspection and the execution of machines transfer to Bhutan. These supports shall be received under the Japanese Government grant support “Power tiller” which shall greatly benefit our rural farmers.
The machines are expected to be received by end of the next year. AMC had already started training the extension officers and operators for smooth management of the power tillers.
Representatives from the Engineering Division, AMC and FMCL were also present during the signing.
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