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New rent free policy aims to attract more Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall
Last Updated: 2020-10-24 16:15 | CE.cn
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by Chen Jiaqi, Li Fan

XI'AN, Oct. 24 (China Economic Net) - With the theme of "Innovation Leads High-quality Development", the 27th China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair (CAF), an annual promotion and exhibition for agricultural development, kicked off on Oct. 22 in Yangling, Shaanxi province.

Photo shows SCO Life Hall. [Photo/Li Fan]

Pakistani products introduced at SCO Life Hall

Photo shows the exhibition area of Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall. [Photo/Chen Jiaqi]

Grape-shaped jade, black tea, curry powder, jelly powder, rice, noodles, scarves and other exhibits from Pakistan are displayed at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Agricultural Exhibition (SCO Life Hall). 

Photo shows jade displayed in the exhibition area of Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall. [Photo/Li Fan]
Photo shows jelly powder displayed in the exhibition area of Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall. [Photo/Li Fan]
Photo shows Basmati rice displayed in the exhibition area of Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall. [Photo/Li Fan]

"I come to the fair every year, and bring Pakistani products to customers here. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the products shipped from Pakistan are limited, so this year, we just showcase our products here," said Mansoor Ahmed Koondhar, head of the exhibition area of Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall, during an interview with the reporter from China Economic Net (CEN).
Photo shows Mansoor Ahmed Koondhar, head of the exhibition area of Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall, during an interview with CEN reporter. [Photo/Li Fan]

Rent free policy rolled out, more Pakistani products expected

A special exhibition area - SCO Life Hall - opened on Oct. 22. It aims to expand economic and trade exchanges between China and SCO member countries and promote international agricultural technology exchanges and cooperation. In addition, it gathers investment information, provides business matchmaking services, displays high-quality agricultural products, and promotes international exchanges and cooperation in agriculture with SCO member states.
Photo shows Zhang Xingwei, a staff member of the operation and management department of Yang Ling Modern Agriculture International Cooperation Co., Ltd., which is responsible for the construction and operation for the SCO Life Hall, during an interview with the CEN reporter. [Photo/Li Fan]

Eight SCO member countries, including Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Russia, have been invited to participate in the exhibition at the SCO Life Hall, and it will be open to the public all year round after the fair. In the future, beef, flour and other agricultural products may be imported. Currently, compared with other countries, there are not many Pakistani products. Therefore, we expect more high-quality agricultural products, such as Pakistan mango, as well as Pakistan SCO Gift Pack, to be introduced, said Zhang Xingwei, a staff member of the operation and management department of Yang Ling Modern Agriculture International Cooperation Co., Ltd., which is responsible for the construction and operation for the SCO Life Hall, during an interview with the CEN reporter.

As for how to introduce Pakistani products to the SCO Life Hall and whether rent is needed, "It is rent-free. If the suppliers want to market and sell their products here, they are welcome. We will pay them after the products are sold," said Zhang.

Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair in Pakistani students' eyes

"I come from Pakistan and this is my second visit to the fair. It is very practical. Pakistan imports rice seeds from China. Pakistani farmers have gained a lot from hybrid rice cultivation in the past 20 years, as the per acre yield goes higher. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor can promote the development of agriculture and industry in Pakistan," said Abdul Ghaffar, a Pakistani student studying at Northwest A & F University, during an interview with the CEN reporter.
Photo shows Abdul Ghaffar, a Pakistani student studying at Northwest A & F University, during an interview with the CEN reporter. [Photo/Li Fan]

"That's really a great experience for us. There is a lot of new technology and instrument regarding agriculture. Thank you so much, China, for arranging such kind of things for international students to learn. Agriculture is being a main GDP sector in Pakistan. So we are working on agriculture sector," said Abdul Kareem, another Pakistani student also studying at Northwest A & F University.
Photo shows Abdul Kareem, a Pakistani student studying at Northwest A & F University, during an interview with the CEN reporter. [Photo/Li Fan]

The 27th China Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Fair is scheduled to be held between Oct. 22 and 26 in the Yangling agricultural hi-tech industrial demonstration zone.

Established in 1994, the fair is one of the largest and most influential events dealing with agricultural science in China.

 

(Editor:Fu Bo)

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New rent free policy aims to attract more Pakistani products at SCO Life Hall
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