WB attracts experts within Azerbaijani agricultural competitiveness improvement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
The World Bank (WB) has attracted two consultants for the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, said the message of the World Bank.
The bank's supervision will include environmental issues and issues of quality control of the toxicology laboratory, according to the message.
The cost of the first contract with a local expert [names of the consultants are not disclosed] is $70,200. The agreement will be valid until 2019.
The second contract worth nearly 34,600 euros was signed with an expert from Israel for a period of 30 days.
The Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project (ACIP) was approved September 30, 2013. The total contract value amounts to $53.25 million.
The purpose of the project is to facilitate the access of agricultural producers to markets by strengthening sanitary and phytosantiary services, enhancing selected value chains, and providing financial services to agribusiness enterprises.
It is expected that the project will end December 31, 2018.
Azerbaijan has been a WB member since 1992.