The government of Bangladesh is planning to set up a modern packhouse and a certified laboratory to boost the export of agricultural products. A two-acre plot in the capital's Purbachal area has already been awarded to the agriculture ministry for the project. Once built, the number of fruits and vegetable shipments to the EU, the Middle East and other regions will certainly be increasing.
"Agriculture will be able to make a huge contribution to the overall economy of the country," Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque stated added.
The minister's remarks came at a seminar on the importance of building a modern packhouse and accredited laboratory, organised by the Horticulture Export Development Foundation at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council auditorium yesterday.
Bangladesh already exports fresh fruits and vegetables to various countries, including those in the EU. Besides, the demand for processed food is also increasing day by day.