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Traders promise to bring down rice prices from Wednesday

Sun Online Desk     19th September, 2017 06:17:41 printer

Traders promise to bring down rice prices from Wednesday

The Rice traders on Tuesday assured that the prices of rice would decline from tomorrow (Wednesday) as the government would resolve several problems related to the rice imports. 

Leaders of the Bangladesh Auto Major and Husking Mill Owners Association (BAMHMOA) after their meeting with several ministers told reporters that they had a good conversation with the government and assured that the prices of rice would start declining from tomorrow. 

They BAMHMOA leaders said this after their meeting with Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Food Minister Quamrul Islam at the Bangladesh Secretariat.

Quoting the President of the association Abdur Rashid BSS said, "We had a good meeting with the government and we assure that the prices of rice would go down by tomorrow." "The prices of rice will be reduced by Taka two to Taka three per kg from tomorrow," said the association secretary K M Layek Ali. 

Tofail Ahmed said the government would take effective measures along with the concerned ministries to remove the barriers. He said his ministry approved use of plastic sacks for importing, production and supply of rice instead of jute sacks for the next three months, reports BSS.

"None will impose barrier on importing rice in plastic sacks over the next three months. The use of plastic sacks has been allowed for two to three months. Anyway, you can bring rice," he said. 

Besides, he added, steps will be taken to bring rice by railways through Rohanpur from India by discussing with the National Board of Revenue.