Thursday 24 January 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Ijtema to be held in February: Minister
  • Quader for corruption-free BRTA
  • Overdue Ducsu polls on March 11
  • Hasina makes room in list of top global thinkers
  • Seventh span of Padma Bridge installed
  • 6 members of a family among 7 killed in Laxmipur road crash
  • Rohingya plight peaks
  • All Bengali ‘refugees’ will be given citizenship
  • Expedite project work, ensure quality: PM
11 January, 2019 07:29:14 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 12 January, 2019 10:04:37 AM

Print

Rice prices to come down in a week: commerce minister

Independent Online Desk
Rice prices to come down in a week: commerce minister

Blaming the recent hike in the prices of rice on the ‘shortage’ of transports for 2-3 days for the December-30 national election, new Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Friday said the prices will come down within a week.

 He made the remarks while talking to reporters after paying tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his shrine at Tungipara.

 The minister said he along with Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder sat with rice mill owners, traders and others concerned on Thursday when they promised to reduce the rice prices.

 He said the price of coarse rice remains steady although there was a rise in that of fine ones. “Our target will be to keep the prices of coarse rice stable as common people of our country consume those,” he said, adding that they were trying to control the prices of fine rice, too.

 Tipu Munshi also said there are huge paddy and rice in government silos.

“The stocks are higher than last year’s. So, there’s nothing to be worried about.”
 Turning to the country’s trade deficit, he said there was much progress in trade in the last 10 years. “Now, we’re trying to venture into the markets of China and India having 250 crore people.”

 The minister also said they have a plan to reach the RMG export target to 60 billion by 2021. “We hope export targets will be achieved if we can capture the markets of the two countries.”

 He said steps have been taken to explore export market in Indonesia, a country of 25 crore people. “Our export deficit will come down if our efforts see a success,” he said.

MH

 

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 31.8%
No 62.9%
No Comment 5.2%
Video
More Business Stories
Legal notice served to inquiry into bank irregularities A legal notice was served yesterday asking the authorities concerned to conduct an inquiry into irregularities in the banking sector of Bangladesh during the last 20 years. Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), a human rights…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting