Grain watchdogs of East China’s Anhui province and Southwest China’s Sichuan province have agreed to cooperate in grain production and marketing.
Anhui Provincial Grain Administration signed a strategic agreement with its counterpart in Sichuan province recently, vowing to step up efforts to improve grain transport facilities, increase its output and sales, as well as groom agricultural talent.
One of the highlights of the document is the “Yangtze River Grain Transport Corridor”. As the Yangtze River runs through both of them, the provinces intend to make full use of China’s longest river as a “golden waterway” for grain transportation. They will strengthen cooperation in port and shoreline development as well as in water transportation with the aim of creating the Anhui-Sichuan “Yangtze River Grain Transport Corridor”.
Anhui and Sichuan provinces are both involved in the country’s Belt and Road initiative and Yangtze River Economic Belt initiative.
Under the agreement, Anhui, China’s major grain producer, will encourage local enterprises to market grain in Sichuan, which buys plenty of grain from other provinces every year. Furthermore, they are pushed to expand global presence via Sichuan’s market as an international railway links the western part of the China with dozens of Asian and European countries.
In addition, the two sides will work together to launch professional training and conduct information exchanges.