Region: Greater Middle East
Israel to begin Food and Agricultural Research in Siam
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (משרד החקלאות ופיתוח הכפר) in conjunction with Osem Investments Ltd. (אֹסֶם השקעות בע"מ) have purchased the Robot Building located in Central Bangkok. In a joint press Conference from outside the embassy of the Kingdom of Siam in Tel'Aviv the Minister of Agriculture and a representative from Osem and Siam announced the finalization of the purchase of the building. The MARD and Osem purchased the building for ฿321,635,000 (₪35,103,807).
The joint venture between the Ministry of Agriculture and Osem will be to establish a Foodstuff research facility in Siam, where the Israeli Government and Osem will work to implement new and innovative methods of agriculture development, food processing, and food production.
The MARD-Osem Research Facility will comprise of the top 5 floors of the building, while the remaining 15 floors will be leased out to local Siamese Companies, Businesses, and Offices.
MARD-Osem Research Facility will serve as a front for Mossad Operations in South East Asia, of the 5 floors of the building being used by the MAED-Osem Offices, one of them will be coverted into the Mossad Operations Centre in South East Asia, focusing on counter terrorism operations and intelligence gathering.
200 Mossad personnel are set to be deployed to the new facilities in Bangkok over the course of the next several weeks. The MAED-Osem Offices will be staffed largely Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Defense Personnel.
Eli Cohen Memorial Botanical Gardens Up and Running
The Ministry of Science and Technology has announced the Eli Cohen Memorial Botanical Gardens, located in Cuba, Central America is officially up and running with over 60% of the personnel required to operate the facilities have arrived and begun operations as of May 4th 2020, with the remaining personnel set to arrive in Cuba once the lock-down in Israel begins to come to an end.
The government of Israel is preparing to deploy 100 Mossad Agents to the Eli Cohen Memorial Botanical Gardens, which acts as a front for the Israeli Intelligence Gathering and Counter Terrorism function the facility primarily serves to further. The Agents are set to be deployed to the facility by May 29th, 2020.