Agriculture pact: Farmers hail govt, World Bank deal

Many of them believe the agreement of cooperation signed with World Bank on September 22 will help achieve these goals


Our Correspondent September 26, 2016
Many of them believe the agreement of cooperation signed with World Bank on September 22 will help achieve these goals. PHOTO: EXPRESS

MULTAN: Farmers and businessmen have hailed the steps taken by the provincial government to boost the agricultural sector, stabilise the agro-based economy and effectively utilise water resources.

Many of them believe the agreement of cooperation signed with World Bank on September 22 will help achieve these goals.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) President Fareed Mughis Sheikh said the World Bank would provide technical assistance to the Punjab government to promote agriculture, increase per acre yield and stabilise the agricultural economy.

He added the World Bank would also extend cooperation to use modern technology for promoting agriculture on a lasting basis.

According to Sheikh, the agreement between the Punjab government and World Bank would ensure prosperity for villages. “The country will prosper if farmers are allowed to prosper,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 27th, 2016.

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