Posted on:11 Jan 2018

H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan officially handed over the 353 power tillers to H.E. Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests at Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC), Paro, Ministry Of Agriculture and Forests on 10th January, 2018.The machines will be used for the hiring service by Farm Machinery Corporation (FMCL). The service will contribute to enabling more farmers, particularly those who cannot afford to purchase machine for themselves, to take advantage of farm mechanization to tackle labour shortage and drudgery. The Dasho Dzongdag, Paro Dzongkhag, Dasho Secretary of Ministry, Director of Department of Agriculture, AMC staff headed by Programme Director, Farm Machinery Corporation's Chief Executive Officer and employees, Embassy of Japan, Japanese consultant, equipment supplier, JICA and other relevant organization attended the program.