First China-Romania agricultural SCI&TEC Park inaugurated in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, May 16 (Xinhua) — The first China-Romania Agricultural Science and Technology Park was inaugurated Thursday in the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, marking the beginning of bilateral substantive cooperation in modern agriculture.

“The inauguration of the Agricultural Science and Technology Park is a continuation of the long-term bilateral cooperation in science and technology, and a new platform for the exchange of experience and to the promotion of bilateral friendly relations,” Nicolae Hurduc, minister of Research and Innovation of Romania, told the opening ceremony, stressing that cooperation with China in the field of science and technology is of strategic importance for Romania.

Chinese Ambassador to Romania Jiang Yu, in her speech, spoke highly of the achievements of the cooperation between the Romanian university and the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

“Science, technology and innovation cooperation is an important part of the relationship between the two countries, and exchanges in agriculture have always been the key part of this cooperation,” Jiang said, hoping that the SCI&TEC park will face the international advanced agricultural science and the major needs of the agricultural and rural development of the two countries, and work together in the areas of facility agriculture and green sustainable agriculture, so as to produce pragmatic results that benefit agricultural producers.

She also urged both partner to turn the park to a center of bilateral agricultural science and technology innovation, a center of knowledge information exchange and a cluster of professional talents.

Rector of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest Sorin Mihai Campeanu and Director of the Chinese Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture Zhang Yanqing also attended the ceremony.

The SCI&TEC park includes an intelligent LED plant factory and a light simplified energy-saving solar greenhouses. The plant factory, which uses LED energy-saving light source, stereoscopic cultivation with nutrient solution and intelligent control technology, covers an area of 50 square meters and a cultivated area of 150 square meters, yielding an annual output of 4,000 kg of leaf vegetables.

The 500-square-meters solar greenhouse cultivates an area of 350 square meters and produces annually over 8,000 kg of tomato and other fruits or vegetables, by adopting light simplified structure, active heat storage-release system, spray cooling, embedded soil-less cultivation, water and fertilizer integration technology.

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