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14 September, 2017 03:43:54 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 14 September, 2017 07:19:08 PM
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2 lakh tonnes rice coming from Myanmar: Qamrul

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2 lakh tonnes rice coming from Myanmar: Qamrul
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Food Minister Qamrul Islam said that Bangladesh will import a further 2 lakh tonnes of rice to resolve the shortage in the country. A team from Myanmar is scheduled to visit Dhaka on Sunday over this issue. 

Minister was addressing a press briefing at the Secretariat on Thursdasy.

The Food Minister said that a syndicate is taking advantage of the recent floods to raise the price of rice. He added that Bangladesh has enough stock of rice to meet the immediate need.

The minister also said that Bangladesh recently imported 6 lakh tonnes of rice from India. Qamrul Islam alleged that there is a conspiracy to embarrass the government over the issue of rice. 

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