Xinjiang recently launched a pilot project using the Beidou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) in precision agriculture in a bid to accelerate growth in the region.
A guide introduces the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System to visitors at a space-themed exhibition in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Feb 18, 2019. (File Photo: China Daily)
The project is designed to unite social forces and sources to promote the growth of the innovation zone in Xinjiang through precision agriculture. according to a Shihezi Daily report, a local newspaper in the city, where the launch ceremony was held July 19.
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This project, taking advantage of opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative, will thrive in Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and as a model could expand across the country and even to central and southern Asia, said Qi Liang, honorary president of a particpating organization.
Ultimately it could help build a new technological and strategic highland in the agricultural equipment industry and become a new driver of economic growth, Qi said.
Experts in the agricultural application of BDS, researchers with agricultural and IT R&D institutions, governments, universities, companies, and business professionals attended the launch.