NTHRI Shankiyari imports olive oil extraction plant
PESHAWAR: National Tea & High Value Crops Research Institute (NTHRI), Shinkiari, Mansehra has imported an extra virgin olive extraction plant to produce world-class olive oil which would start work in October 2020.
The extraction plant has been imported from Italy at a total cost of Rs 64 million with analyzer through which the quality and international standard of the Olive oil can be identified, fruit de-leafing, washing system, crushing mill and transfer pump.
Principal Scientific Officer NTHRI Shams ul Islam Khan told to media that the plant has a capacity of 100-kilogram oil extraction per hour and initially it would be provided free of cost to farmers.
While giving the details of import of extraction plant, Shams ul Islam Khan said that to develop the Olive farming in Hazara division Pakistan Oil and Seed Board (POSB) approved Olive extraction plant for NTHRI which was imported from Italy through “Promotion Olive in Pakistan” project at a cost of 64 million rupees. - APP