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Korea hands $1.6m ultra-modern rice mill to Niger State

Korea hands $1.6m ultra-modern rice mill to Niger State

Abubakar Sani Bello

The Republic of Ko­rea, through its agency, Korea In­ternational Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has handed over a modern Integrated Rice Milling fa­cility in Bida to the Niger State Government.

The handover, ceremony which took place in Bida, yesterday, was attended by his HRH Yahaya Abuba­kar, Etsu Nupe of Bida, the Governor of the state, Abubakar Sani Bello, Am­bassador of the Republic of Korea, Mr Noh Kyu-duk, Country Director of KOICA, Mrs Sook Hyun Park, Commissioner for Agriculture, Abdullahi Aliyu and other high level dignitaries.

According to Mrs Park, KOICA’s Country Direc­tor, the project started in 2008, and has the capacity of processing 1.5 tonnes of rice per hour (1.5t/h) with parboiling, drying, sorting and packaging facilities and can be increased to 3.0t/h.

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