11/07/2017 Economy

South Korea to donate plants for research on bolivian quinoa

The South Korean Government will donate to Bolivia two modern plants for scientific research on quinoa, as part of the project Agricultural Productivity Improvement in the Altiplano





Estimated at $5 million USD, the plants will be built in the department of Oruro and Potosi, according to the national director of the Korean International Cooperation Agency in Bolivia (KOICA), Hyunjun Rho.

The representative said that they were currently working to design the construction of both plants and they would choose later the construction to start erecting the building this year and begin the operations in 2019.

The facilities will have Korean equipment and experts that will give training courses on use and management.

The objective is to contribute to improve the productivity of quinoa in Bolivia, where it is produced naturally organically, Rho said.