Thai royal project provides fish culture training for Swaziland officials


BANGKOK, 3 June 2013 (NNT) – Eight farmers and officials from the Kingdom of Swaziland were given certificates of success over the weekend at the completion of their 2-week training course in Bangkok provided under the initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. 

The successful participants were from the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE), farmers as well as academics from the University of Swaziland. The training course on ‘Culture of Nile Tilapia in Pangasius Cage’ was organized from 20 May to 2 June, by Phra Dabot Foundation in cooperation with the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was organized in response to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s initiative to promote production of low-cost protein food through culture of freshwater fish, among people in Swaziland.

The training course also formed an effort to strengthen the good bilateral relations and promote an exchange of agricultural experiences between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Kingdom of Swaziland. As part of the training course, Phra Dabot Foundation also donated necessary equipment for the culture of nile tilapia in pangasius cage to the participants for use in their country. The closing ceremony of the course was presided over by Deputy Secretary General of Phra Dabot Foundation Medical Dr. Kannika Tanprasert.

On the same day, the eight participants from Swaziland also went to Siriraj Hospital to pay homage to Their Majesties the King and Queen and signed get-well books offering their wishes for Their Majesties’ good health and longevity.