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Traders commit to keep price stable during Ramadan

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:18 PM, 27 April 2019  

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Leaders of Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and common traders today committed to do their best for keeping prices of essentials stable during the holy month of Ramadan.

They especially sought cooperation of the government and local administration to ensure smooth supply of the essentials commodities.

Leaders of different trade bodies, importers, whole sellers and retailers said this at a views-exchange meeting organized by RCCI at its board room to check unwarranted price hike during Ramadan.

Acting RCCI President Mostoba Hossain Ripon presided over the meeting that also decided to reduce difference between whole sale and retail prices and exhibit price lists in all outlets, selling centers and shops.

Director of RCCI Zulfiqar Aziz Khan Bhutto, General Secretary of Nababganj Bazar Traders’ Association Akbar Ali, edible oil trader Azizul Islam Mukul, pulse trader Alhaj Sadek Hossain Munna, sugar importer Alhaj Moyen Uddin, president of district Hotel and Restaurant Owners’ Association Abdul Mazid Khokan, president of Rangpur Fruits Traders’ Association Abul Hossain, president of City Meat Traders’ Association Abdul Quader, Assistant General Secretary of City Bazar Traders’ Association Moniruzzaman Monir, among others, attended the meeting.

The traders urged authorities to ensure congenial environment for smooth import and transportation of essentials commodities, stop harassments and check toll collections for keeping prices of essentials commodities stable.

The meat traders, however, apprehended little fluctuation in market prices of meat following drastic fall in importing cattle-heads from the neighbouring country.

The Acting RCCI President said there are adequate stocks of essential commodities in the country. So, there is no reason to go the prices beyond the purchasing capacity of the consumers.