The Minister of Science and Technology and Coordinator General of the Project for Production of Bio-Fuel, Dr. Issa Bashari, has given directives on formation of integrated team of scientists and researchers from the ministry to leave immediately for the White Nile State to carry out the necessary arrangements with the concerned authorities there for allocation of agricultural projects at an area of 100,000 acres to indigenize cultivation of Jatropha and Almorinqa trees in accordance with the directives of the Presidency of the Republic and the Secretariat General of the Agricultural Development Program for cultivation of one million acres in different parts of Sudan to produce two milion tons of bio-fuel
The minister reviewed when he met at his office yesterday with the Commissioner at the Headquarters of the White Nile State Al-Fateh Abdalla Yousif, in the presence of the State Minister and other officials at the Ministry, the objectives of the project.
Dr. Bashari explained that the project was one of the most important projects adopted by the government within the package of the projects for combating poverty and enhancement of the living conditions of the people in the rural areas.
He pointed to the preparations of the ministry for provide training for the farmers and the administration staff, besides provision of marketing for the products
The Commissioner at the White Nile State's Headquarters, meanwhile, welcomed the projects, praising the ministry's efforts in expanding modern technologies to maximize the returns of the resources, underscoring readiness of the state and its concern with the provision of all requirements of the project as the project will contribute in raising the income and enhancin the living standards of the citizens in the state.