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Saturday 20th of January 2018 01:04 PM

Government to lift ban on hilsa export: Minister

Bangladesh Dhaka corrspondent : Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda on Monday said that the government will lift ban on hilsa export soon.

The minister made the remark when responding to reporters at the conference room of the ministry on Monday morning after a press briefing.

“We want to export hilsa, as its production has increased as well as demand in the international market,” said Narayan.

On August 1, 2012, the government imposed ban on hilsa export.

He further said that there is no need to import meat in the country now as the government has a plan to be self-sufficient in meat production.

“The price of meat is reducing at the markets and we expect that this trend will continue.”

“We will bring the meat price under control within 1-2 years,” he said.

The minister said the government has already taken a project titled ‘Beef Cattle Development’ for increasing meat production.

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