Govt to cooperate in facilitating potato export: Razzaque

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Dhaka, Nov 04: Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque today assured of providing all kinds of cooperation for facilitating potato export.

“All kinds of cooperation will be provided to increase potato exports as potato is a very promising crop in the country. We are putting efforts to make bigger the potato marketplace abroad. A draft roadmap has already been prepared to amplify potato export. In addition, efforts are underway to address the existing problems in the field of exports,” he said.

The minister said this while exchanging views with a delegation of Bangladesh Potato Exporters Association (BPEA) at the secretariat here, said a press release.

The climate and soil of the country are favourable for potato farming, he said, adding that if farmers can boost the market and demand for potatoes, it is possible to increase the production.

Director-General of Department of Agricultural Marketing Mohammed Yousuf, BPEA President Sheikh Abdul Quader, Member Secretary Zakir Hossain, Organizing Secretary Kazi Mahabub Morshed and Executive Members Sufian Ahmed, Ziaul Haque and Rashed Ahmed were also present on the occasion.