With reporting by Ikram Najmi
Hunza, September 30: The ambassador of Japan, H.E Hiroshi Inomata reached the Hunza Valley today on a special visit. He visited the office of Baltit Rural Support Organization where he was briefed about the projects being implemented by BRSO in collaboration with the Agriculture Department of Gilgit-Baltistan. The envoy also visited the Hasigawa Memorial School, where he planted a tree. It is pertinent to note that a number of farmers who have been trained in Japan recently have started applying Japanes farming techniques in the Hunza Valley.
Speaking at the occasion, the ambassador expressed pleasure at the adoption of Japanese farming techniques. He urged the farmers to share the knowledge and expertise with their counterparts throughout the region.
GB government’s secretary for agriculture and education, Khadim Hussain was also present at the occasion. He said that the regional government is committed to improving the quality of farming. He said that a project is being launched in the near future with the help of IFAD to enable the small farmers in getting the best out of their land.
The Japanese ambassador will inaugurate a Tourism Information Center tomorrow, on the second day of his visit.