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Govt. working for strengthening food storage


Live Correspondent: Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam yesterday said the government is working for modernizing food storage facilities with modern technology and stronger institutions to tackle all four aspects of food security like availability, access, utilization and stability under integrated food policy research program.

The food minister said this while addressing as the chief guest at the opening session of launching ceremony of Bangladesh Integrated Food Policy Research program held at hotel Sonargaon here.

Under the program, the government will construct silos at the eight divisional cities across the country with the fund of the World Bank, said the food minister, adding “we are going to inaugurate five lakh household silos at different flood prone areas during January-February period.”

He added : “Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters that can wipe out the country’s supply of cereals if they are not properly stored.” The government is committed to protecting the poor and vulnerable with the use of modern engineering and information technology as part of the digital Bangladesh vision, he said.

The program’s cross-cutting research activities will focus on a full spectrum of food policy considerations—storage and transport, market and policy analysis and capacity building and outreach, he said.

Dhaka, 7 Dec. ( // IH

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