Islamabad: A Chinese delegation of fishery scientists and engineers from Gansu Fishery Research Institute (GFRI) Lanzhou, China visited Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Headquarters here on Thursday. The delegation discussed cooperation between China and Pakistan in cold water fish production and bio energy. The delegation was led by Wang Bin, Deputy Director General, Department of Science and Technology of Gansu Province, P.R. China, while other members of the delegation included Ms. Zhang Yanping, Chunguang Ouyang, Dr. Lou Zhongyu, Jiao Wenlong and Tai Wang.
Acting Chairman PARC Dr. Nadeem Amjad delivered a detailed presentation about PARC history, governance structure, core functions, and research establishments, located in various agro ecological zones of the country for achieving the national goal of food security and poverty reduction through agricultural research and development. The other participants of the meeting from PARC included, Member Animal Sciences Division Dr. Shahid Rafique, Member Coordination and Monitoring Division Dr. Munir Ahmad, Director Climate Change, Alternate Energy and Water Resources Institute (CAEWRI)
Dr. Muhammad Munir Ahmad, Director Land Resources Research Institute (LRRI) Dr. Arshad Ali, Director Range Management and Forestry/Project Director RADP Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad, Program Leader Fisheries Program NARC Dr. Muhammad Afzal and Dr. Farid Ullah from Trout Research and Multiplication Station, Mountain Agricultural Research Centre (MARC) Gilgit. The Pakistani and Chinese scientists discussed in detail the scope of collaboration between PARC and Gcold water fish production. The delegation also visited National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad which is the largest centre of PARC system.
Member Plant Sciences Division Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali and Director PRMC NARC Dr. Pervaiz Khaliq have briefed the delegation about NARC and its research activities. After briefing session, the delegation also visited Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Program, Bio Energy Research Centre and other components of mutual interest to outline the collaboration between both sides.