PARC, MCI join hands

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) and Metropolitan Corporation, Islamabad (MCI) here on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join hands for production of high quality honey from Margallah Hills. The MoU was signed by Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Chairman PARC and Sheikh Ansar Aziz, Mayor, Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI). On this occasion senior officers of MCI and experts from PARC were also present. As per MoU, the PARC would provide technical cooperation to MCI for managing the honeybee colonies for production of branded honey from Margalla Hills. The PARC would help the in harvesting, extraction, quality testing, packing and labeling of honey. The branded honey of Margalla Hills would be offered in the market through PARC-Agro Tech Company. The PARC would also provide assistance in capacity building of Margalla community in beekeeping as well as demonstration apiary at Margalla Hills for community to raise awareness about beekeeping for quality honey production, free pollination services of bees to enhance the quality and quantity of fruits, vegetables and biodiversity conservation.