Thailand supports animal feed project in Laos
The Thai government is continuing to support two projects related to the animal feed quality control and also fish diseases.
The two countries reached agreement to commence the project in 2010, at a cost of 13 million Thai baht (about three billion kip), with the funds provided by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency.
The purpose of the Animal Feed Quality Control Laboratory Development Project is to build capacity among the officials at the Department of Livestock and Fisheries and assist them in the provision of animal quality analysis and measurement of toxicology in animal feeds.
The purpose of the Fish Diseases Laboratory Development Project is to build capacity in the analysis of fish diseases among officials at the department.
Officials at livestock and fisheries will also be provided with advice in the management of farms through training courses and masters' scholarships while their laboratories are also scheduled for an upgrade.
The scope of the project includes personal development, scholarships for masters' degree study, knowledge and understanding of laboratory instruments and how to utilise them as well as monitoring and evaluation.
The handover ceremony for the equipment related to the animal feed quality control laboratory and fish diseases laboratory took place in Vientiane on Friday.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Bounkhouang Khambounheuang, Thailand's Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Noppadon Theppitak, Deputy Director General of the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Bounthong Saphakdy and other concerned officials.
The Department of Livestock and Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is also paying attention to upgrade its staff's experience in relation to laboratory analysis and feed toxicology at the central and provincial levels.
Course participants in the latest training session learned about animal feed management and inspection , feed quality as well as aflatoxin analysis techniques in animal feed.
By Times Reporters
(Latest Update February 13, 2017)