Denmark will assist Bangladesh in agro development...

Denmark will assist Bangladesh in agro development

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:49 PM, 25 January 2022   Updated: 06:52 PM, 25 January 2022

Denmark will assist Bangladesh in agro development

Denmark will assist Bangladesh in agro development

Denmark will assist Bangladesh to improve the quality of agricultural products and food and ensure safe food. The country is also interested to invest in the processing of agricultural products in Bangladesh.

Danish Ambassador to Dhaka Winnie Estrup Petersen came up with the declaration during a meeting with Agriculture Minister Md. Abdur Razzaque at the Secretariat on Tuesday.

Highlighting the unimaginable success of the country's agricultural production, the Agriculture Minister said Bangladesh is lagging behind in export and processing. The country has a lot of potential for export and processing of mango, pineapple, banana, tomato, potato, and vegetables. In this case, Denmark's investment and advanced technical cooperation, as well as Denmark's cooperation in food production in compliance with good agricultural practices (GAP) are needed.

The Minister hoped for the cooperation of Denmark in constructing a modern packing house and setting up a modern testing lab on 2 acres of land in Purbachal.

The Danish Ambassador assured Bangladesh of cooperation in the field of agriculture and said that Denmark would assist in the development of quality of agricultural products and agribusiness of Bangladesh.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues related to mutual cooperation in agriculture, dairy, safe food, reduction of food wastage, food value chain and development of labs.

Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Saidul Islam, Additional Secretary Ruhul Amin Talukder, Deputy Secretary SM Imrul Hasan, Ali Mushtaq Butt, Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of Denmark in Dhaka were present.

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