Kathmandu, Aug 30: Newly appointed Ambassador of Israel to Nepal Yaron Mayer has said that economic progress of any country was possible through the development of the agro sector and suggested Nepal mobilize youth farmers for increasing agro production and productivity. Nepal has abundant possibility of agricultural development, he said.
The new Israeli Ambassador who arrived here to assume his office this week was addressing an orientation programme for youth students selected for 10-month training under the Agricultural Trainee Programme jointly funded by the Israeli Embassy and Small Farmers Development Bank here Saturday. The training will be imparted at various agricultural training centres in Israel.
The Israel Government is impressed by the dedication to work, hard labour and skill of Nepali students selected for training in the past and that’s why Israel has this year increased quota for Nepalis, he added.
Bank Chief Executive Officer Jalan Kumar Sharma stressed that after the completion of training, Nepali students should return to home and make contribution to the promotion of agricultural sector.
According to information shared at the programme, last year, 205 Nepali students were selected for the training while this year the Bank has planned to send 5,015 for the same. Each trainee will get over Rs. 100,000 monthly.
Meanwhile, the new Israeli ambassador is scheduled to present his letter of credence to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on coming Thursday, the Embassy said.