The Thai government on Oct 26 donated tractors and trucks worth THB1.8 million (Thai currency), approximately over US$54,000, to the Huay Sorn-Huay Sua Agricultural Development and Service Centre, Vientiane.
Thai Ambassador to the Lao PDR Jetsada Katawetin, on behalf of the Thai government, presented the donation package to Director of the Huay Sorn-Huay Sua Agricultural Development and Service Centre Duangtawan Seesombat in the presence of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Sipaphay Xaysongham and relevant officials of both sides.
The tractors and trucks will be used for activities of the cooperative project of the centre which aims to promote the sustainable agriculture of local farmers.
Established in 1995 under the cooperation between the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Royal King Project of Thailand, the Huay Son-Huay Sua Agricultural Development Centre is a demonstration centre of modern farming that promotes the increasing of production yields through using modern farm machinery and high-yield farm techniques.
Source: Lao News Agency