STAFF REPORT FBD: CP Group, an agri-business giant of Thailand, which has investments in 14 countries, has planned to invest and set up state-of-the-art animal feed, hatchery and halal meat farms in the city.
A delegation of the company has recently visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and held a meeting with Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad. They also examined four sites of the university for preparing a feasibility for establishing livestock farms there.
Khun Notthakrit Sivarsi, who was part of the Thai delegation, sought collaboration with the university in research, manpower and other areas for making the project a success. He said that Pakistan, which is full of talented people, has great potential.
According to him, the the project would not only serve as a model but would also provide training to local people, adding expertise from Thailand would be transferred to the farmers in order to polish their skills.
“Thailand is ranked as one of the largest exporters of halal meat and the Thai investment would open new avenues of employment in the country,” the UAF Vice Chancellor remarked.