Qatar- Ministry eyes South Korea tech for smart farming

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) By Sanaullah Ataullah / The Peninsula

In a bid to harvest agro produce round the year in Qatar, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is planning to import smart technology from South Korea.
'Under the framework of cooperation between two countries, MoUs are being prepared in the fields of fish-farming and agriculture especially in the sector of smart farming for which South Korea is famous across the world, said Masud Jarullah Al Marri, Director of Agricultural Research Department at the Ministry.
Al Marri said that South Korea, which is also very famous in greenhouses, can help Qatar in establishing greenhouse farms which would help farmers tackle Qatar's warm climate.
Al Marri was speaking at an event for planting palm trees at the Embassy of South Korea in Doha yesterday. The event was organised by the Agricultural Research Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.The event was organised in collaboration with the Embassy of South Korea.

Park Heung Kyeong, the Korean Ambassador to Qatar and Masud Jarullah Al Marri, Director of Agricultural Research Department at the Ministry planted three species of palm fruit trees Khalas, Khanizi and Barhi at the premise of the Korean embassy during the event.
'On this occasion, the Ministry initiated to gift three species of palm trees long life, fruit trees as symbolic for strong and fruitful relations between two countries, said Al Marri. Al Marri said that representatives from Korean embassy have been participating in the events of the Ministry especially to local fresh dates-festival.
'Many meetings between technical teams of two countries in various sectors including economy, agriculture, industry and trade are scheduled to be held in November in Korea, said Al Marri. A high level meeting chaired by the Minister of Energy and Industry will be held in Doha in December to boost the cooperation between two countries. Park Heung Kyeong, the Korean Ambassador to Qatar, appreciated the Ministry for the gifts of palm trees and expected further strengthening in the relations.


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