According to experts, it is expected that Pak-China friendship will enter another domain; tea cultivation.
According to experts, suitable sites and land for tea cultivation is located alongside the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
According to information, 64,000 hectares of the area have been identified as suitable for tea cultivation along the CPEC’s route. The statement came from Dr. Abdul Waheed, Director of the National Tea and High-Value Crops Research Institute (NTHRI).
It is said that Shinkiari, Mansehra alone produces seven to eight tons of tea annually.
If we grow tea on 64,000 hectares of land, Pakistan will not only be self-sufficient in tea but will also export tea products to other countriesDr. Abdul Waheed, Director of the National Tea and High-Value Crops Research Institute (NTHRI)
In this regard, the Planning Commission of Pakistan has completed the Tea cluster study under the Agriculture Transformation drive for commercialization of tea in Hazara and Malakand.
It is also added that the growth in tea farming can lead to new job opportunities in the agriculture and industrial sectors.
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