Multan: The Chinese Agriculture Ministry has announced its decision to set-up a research centre at the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) in Multan, according to a news report. This facility will specialise in evapotranspiration, and comes under the ambit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative.
The MNSUA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a three-member delegation of the Schezin University, according to Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science, MNSUA Professor Dr Shafqat Saeed. In turn, a delegation of professors from MNSUA are expected to visit the Chinese university in January to review research related to water scarcity.
Dr Saeed stated that the water shortage and water salinity in Pakistan was lowering the agricultural productivity of the country. This new research centre will be operational soon and will be funded by the Chinese agriculture ministry.