BD government will help potato exporting

Potato is one of the most important crop in Bangladesh. Potato is used in different curry and other foods also. It is grown tremendously well in Bangladeshi land. Bangladeshi government has decided to provide necessary assistance to businessmen for exporting surplus potato.

The decision was taken at a meeting in the conference room of the Ministry of Commerce here today with its minister Lt Col (retd) Faruque Khan in the chair, an official release said.

Commerce Secretary Md Golam Hossain, Vice-Chairman of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Jalal Ahmed, Chairman of Bangladesh Cold Storage Association Major (retd) Jasim Uddin and officials and leaders of concerned organizations, among others, attended the meeting.

The meeting recommended to provide 20 percent cash assistance and extension of time limit of potato export.

It is expected that potato production will be crossed one crore tonnes this year against the target of 84 lakh tonnes, the release added.

The meeting was informed that about 90 lakh metric tons potato were produced in last fiscal against the target of 84 lakh tonnes.

DHAKA, Jan 27 (BSS)

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