Meat traders on Friday claimed that beef price would go down to Tk 300 per kilogram if their four-point demands are met.
Bangladesh Meat Traders' Association secretary general Rabiul Alam said, “If our demands are met and the hassles in importing cows from India are removed, we'll be able to sell beef at Tk 300 per kg or even less."
He also threatened that they would go on a countrywide indefinite strike if their demands are not met at Sunday's planned meetings with the Commerce Ministry and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
He was speaking at a press conference at Segunbagicha area in the capital today.
He also said their ongoing strike will be temporarily suspended after Saturday.
The demands include stopping charging extra from traders by the Gabtoli Cattle Market lessee and money-laundering to India through Hundi, shifting tannery industries from Hazaribagh to Savar and withdrawing the DNCC chief executive officer and chief estate officer..