JICA Project representatives and experts had a field visit to Northern Province from 26.06.2018 to 13.07.2018 to obtain information on implementing the Dairy Development Project.
A Project Proposal for Dairy Development Project for 04 year period submitted by the Provincial Department of Animal Production and Health had been approved already by the JICA Team. Now their visit was related to the basic data collection and technological consultation of the approved project.
As part of this visit, a discussion was held with the Minister of Agriculture Kandiah Sivanesan, Provincial Director of Animal Production and Health Dr. S. Vaseekaran and senior veterinary doctors on 02nd July 2018 at the Provincial Department of Animal Production and Health, Jaffna.
The discussion focused on the matters related to the structure of the department, milk production and the details of the milk collection.
The JICA team also had a meeting with Chief Secretary A. Pathinathan on 03rd July 2018. Provincial Director of Animal Production and Health Dr. S. Vaseekaran, Deputy Chief Secretary (Planning) R.Umakanthan and the Chief Accountant of Chief Secretary’s Secretariat also participated in the discussion.
This project team continues to stay in the province and have discussions with various parties regarding the project.