A roughly 1 billion yen technical assistance project in Indonesia launched in the late 1980s, in which dairy cows were bred using artificial insemination, faltered after six seed bulls sent from Japan died, it was learned Wednesday through a report by the Board of Audit.

While the government-affiliated Japan International Cooperation Agency said some goals of the project were met, the Board of Audit said it cannot be called a success because the project failed to permanently transfer technology.

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