Gwangjin Inc., an Andong-located farming company, has been designated as the winner of Kyrgyzstan’s 5 billion won Official Development Assistance (ODA) smart farm project.
Gwangjin has implemented K-farm projects, such as greenhouse projects, since 1999 when the company entered the Central Asian country, but the company has failed to make headway.
Gwangjin was finalized as the winner of a bid for the ODA overseas project.
The company will be responsible for the implementing of farming environment condition projects in cooperation with the agriculture ministry of Kyrgyzstan Republic for the next three years and six months.
Gwangjin will implement a project to transfer homegrown yield production technologies by sowing five vegetables, including onions, at an 8.2 ha area of Kyrgyzstan Agriculture University.
The project calls for transferring homegrown yield production technologies by sowing five vegetables, including onions, at an 8.2 ha area of Kyrgyzstan Agriculture University and building seed selection facilities, low temperature storehouses and offices.
Gwangjin will be charged with applying Korea’s excellent K-farm technologies to the greenhouse facilities and implementing projects to build low-temperature storehouse and seed selection facilities.
The coverage of the project will include all equipment for processing, selection and packaging, and all Korean-made components and equipment, such as forklifts, planters, computers and passenger cars.
Gwangjin will invite Kyrgyzstani officials and farmers to make an observation tour of diverse K-farm facilities and learn theories and on-the-job training.
Gwangjin President Lee Dong-si said, “We will expect the project to implement diverse ODA projects targeting Mongolia, the Philippines and Laos, and Gwangjin will be reborn into Gyeongssangbuk-do’s representative leader in the agriculture sector by spreading and exporting Korea’s K-farm technologies globally.”
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