Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Price of eggs will be brought under control: Rezaul Karim

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Friday said the price of eggs would be reduced by public-private joint ventures so that every people in the country can consume eggs.

"To build a prosperous nation, we are trying to reduce the price of eggs.... Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods and it increases immunity and antibodies," he said addressing a discussion marking World Eggs Day with the theme 'Eat Your Egg Today and Every Day' at a city hotel, said a press release.

Department of Livestock, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Poultry Science Association-Bangladesh Branch and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council (BPICC) jointly organised the event.

The discussion was presided over by BPICC President Moshiur Rahman while Secretary of the ministry Raunak Mahmud, Director General of the Department of Livestock Dr. Sheikh Azizur Rahman, and FAO Bangladesh Representative Robert D. Simpson and BPICC Vice President Shamsul Arefin Khaled, among others, were present.

Professor Dr M Shawkat Ali of Poultry Science Department of Bangladesh Agricultural University and Chief nutritionist of BIRDEM Hospital Shamsunnahar Nahid Mahua presented the keynote papers.