Sindhuli, Feb 13: The Korea-Nepal Model Dairy Village has been officially launched in Kamalamai municipality-5 in Sindhuli today.
Republic of Korea's ambassador to Nepal, Park Tae Yong, Dr Rewati Raman Poudel, the secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, and Upendra Kumar Pokhrel, the mayor of Kamalamai municipality were present on the occasion.
During the event, a Holstein female calf, bred for the first time in Nepal, was presented to local farmer Uma Subedi.
This achievement was made possible through the support of Heifer International, which previously provided Holstein cows to 50 families in the area. As part of the initiative, the condition was set that the first farmer witnessing the breeding of a female calf would gift the animal to another farmer.
On the occasion, the ambassador said he was pleased to be part of the inauguration of the model village and the handover of the heifer.
As he described, the event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Nepal and the RoK (South Korea). The model dairy village will contribute to strengthening bilateral ties, according to him.
Secretary Poudel, describing the inauguration as the outcome of a year-long effort, pledged full support to farmers in establishing a market for their dairy products.
The mayor also committed to assisting farmers in increasing the farming of Holstein cows, promoting production, and finding lucrative markets for their products. (RSS)