china rice farmerAs per the sources, it has been quoted by Chinese Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama Chinese government handed over 11 different models of rice machines worth $5 million to farmers in Dreketi and Koronivia. He also stated that the handing over of the China Aid-Fiji Rice Technical Machines was held at the Fiji National University grounds at Koronivia in Nausori where 348 sets of 36 different machines were displayed. While, receiving the equipment these machines will help bring Fiji’s rice industry closer to self-sufficiency by helping our own farmers meet the domestic demand, which will reduce the dependence on rice imports and China will also be providing mechanical experts. In this regards, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Ping told the display of the machines was a vivid demonstration of the commitment of the Chinese Government to a greater agricultural cooperation between the two countries.