Japan to support rural fishery

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Japan to support rural fishery

DHAKA, March 21 (BSS)- A Japanese organization has set up a training center at Savar in Dhaka to impart training to rural farmers to promote agriculture, fishery, forestry and industrial development, especially in rural areas.

The Embassy of Japan and OISCA-IDB, the Japanese organization, today signed a contract for this development project for rural fishery in Bangladesh through Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) at the embassy here.

Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Tamotsu Shinotsuka and a representative of OISCA-IDB signed the contract, said a press release of the Embassy of Japan.

With a grant of US$ 97,122, the organization will excavate ponds and construct fish hatchery.

A total of 200 rural fishermen will be able to receive training in fishery and more than 500 fisheries will be expected to purchase fry of good quality every year through the project.

The government of Japan hopes that the assistance will help to improve the situation in the rural area in Bangladesh, the release said.

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