Tehran, Tokyo sign agricultural deal

Business Materials 16 March 2010 11:46 (UTC +04:00)

Iran Agricultural Jihad Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed an agreement to implement two new projects in Iran.

IRINN news agency reported that according to the contract, starting next year, JICA will carry out initial studies for small scale and rural development plans to alleviate poverty in Southern Khorasan Province, and implement cooperative management of forests and pastures in Charmahal-Bakhtiari Province.

The international affairs director of the ministry expressed satisfaction with the outcome of former JICA projects in Haraz and Golestan, adding that we hope to create an example with these projects that will be imitated in other regions.

Jan'ali Behzad-Nasab further said that these projects have resulted in cooperative work, technical accomplishments and the transfer of Japanese specialists' characteristics and methodology to Iranian experts.