Bangladesh: Government focuses on food processing industry to hit export market, PM Hasina

DHAKA, 22 April 2022, (TON): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said “her government is prioritizing the food processing industry to boost the export of food items alongside meeting the growing domestic demand.”

She said “if we can add value to food items by processing these, we will be able to export the items alongside meeting the demand in our country. Now the local market is expanding as the purchasing capacity of people has increased.”

The prime minister said “this while laying the foundation stone of Ghorashal Palash Urea Fertilizer Factory in Narsingdi district, with an annual production capacity of nearly 10 lakh metric tons, the country’s largest.”

She unveiled the foundation stone of the Tk10,461 crore project, joining a function from her official residence Ganabhaban through a videoconference.

Others concerned were connected with the event from Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital and the fertilizer project site in Narsingdi.

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