India builds agricultural research centre in Myanmar

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 13:40 hrs

Yangon, Jan 3 (IANS) India has started building an advanced centre for agricultural research and education in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw to train agriculturists in the country, official media reported Thursday.

The centre is being built at the Yezin University of Agriculture, Xinhua cited the New Light of Myanmar daily as saying.

India would provide technical assistance, including laboratory equipment, and Indian experts would train post-graduate students of Myanmar.

At present, nearly 200 post-graduate students are studying at the university.

To help promote the development of agriculture, India has also extended $10 million worth of farming equipment to Myanmar.

The equipment includes 300 tractors, 150 threshers, 228 cultivators and 431 ploughs.

As of July 2012, India's investment in Myanmar reached $273.5 million, ranking 13th in the line-up of foreign investors.

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