This Sunday, Bangladesh growers started exporting mangoes to Switzerland, thanks to a private initiative. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M. Shahriar Alam made the disclosure through a post on Facebook.
“The North Bengal Agro Farm Ltd. has started exporting mangoes of Rajshahi to Switzerland. The first shipment is scheduled to leave here for Switzerland this evening,” the state minister wrote on Facebook in the afternoon.
The Minister said that if everything goes well, the shipment will continue until mid-August. He also revealed a plan over mango export, saying “Rajshahi will have its own fruit quarantine and processing center next year”
Although the export target was determined at 100 tonnes, it is likely to remain unfulfilled this year. The next target will be set in line with the experience of the running year, he added.