Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said Bangladesh has already achieved food sufficiency and the country is close to food safety target.
Awami League government is working relentlessly to ensure food safety in line with developed countries.Terming food safety important for achieving SDG and other development goals, he said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put food issue on priority list.
He was addressing a function organised by Bangladesh Food safety Authority at Hotel InterContinental Dhaka on Thursday, marking World Food Safety Day 2021.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the event as the Chief Guest through virtual platform.
“Sincere effort of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has culminated into enactment of Food Safety Act in 2013 and formation of Bangladesh Food safety Authority in 2015. We are advancing to such an extent that people of Bangladesh will get food facility like that of modern countries,” he said.
Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak and Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim joined the programme as the special guests.
Dr Abdur Razzak said the government has made foods available and affordable due to sufficiency.Bangladesh has made unprecedented success in fisheries and livestock sector, said SM Rezaul Karim.