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Dutch tech to be used for onion preservation

Says Agriculture Minister

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dutch tech to be used for onion preservation

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Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque has said Dutch technology and skills will be utilised to preserve onions in the country.

"Dutch technology and skills will have to be utilised to foster preservation capacity of onions in the country," he said.

The minister said this after visiting Waterman Onions, a leading onion production, processing, packaging and exporting company, at Emmeloord in the Netherlands on Friday, said a press release in Dhaka on Saturday. Stating that the government of Bangladesh is working in achieving self- sufficiency in onion production, Razzaque expressed his interest in bringing improved varieties of onions and its production and storage technology from the Netherlands.

Razzaque, also the presidium member of Awami League, said Bangladesh can consider importing onion from Netherlands in September-December as this time the country faces some scarcity of onion.

Agriculture Minister visited  the Emmeloord agro food cluster’s potato developed variety and its production process. He also exchanged views with the representatives of different companies of Netherlands.   

The delegation team of Bangladesh including Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Md Ruhul Amin Talukder, Director General of the Department of Agriculture Marketing (DAM) Mohammad Yusuf, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands M Riaz Hamidullah, PRAN-RFL Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, ACI Agribusinesses Managing Director and CEO FH Ansarey Parvez, Square Food and Beverage Chief Operating Officer Saiful Islam and Director of Jamcon Group Kazi Inam Ahmed were also present.