ISLAMABAD -- Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Shihezi University of China (SUC) signed a memorandum of understanding to extend the scientific cooperation between both universities, here on Thursday.
Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR and Prof. Dr. Fenghua Zhang of SUC signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.
Under the MoU, both institutes will conduct research on arid oasis and water resource management in the different areas. Both institutes also address the issues of water conservation, salinity, technology for sustainable agriculture, integrated river basin management from high mountain to bottom desert zone, remote sensing based monitoring of agricultural land salinization and degradation and through improved management trans-boundary protection of soil, water and biodiversity.
On the occasion, Chinese delegations members Dr. Jiaping Wang, and Dr. Haichang Yang, PMAS-AAUR Director External Linkages Dr. Atta Ul Mohsin, seniors faculty members, were also present. Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman said that land and water management is a key challenge for the socio-economic development of Pakistan. He...