ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that a team of technicians from China will soon visit Pakistan to provide operational training to local human resource in controlling locust.
In a meeting with the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar in Islamabad on Thursday, the Chinese ambassador said that the first lot of pesticides has reached Pakistan from China and more pesticides with spray machines will reach later in April.
The envoy said that the Chinese government also offered Pakistan more surveillance devices and drones to monitoring and management of locust issue.
The federal minister acknowledged the timely supply of pesticides and coordination form the Chinese government, and said our preparedness level to tackle the menace of the locust is better than Afghanistan and Iran.
Khusro Bakhtiar informed the Chinese ambassador that Pakistan is stretched with sprayers’ machines as only one British Company is manufacturing it and the demand for sprayers is increasing.
The minister stressed that there is a need for concrete data from FAO regarding the locust affected regions so that new Companies may come in the market owing to the required market demand of these pesticide sprayers.