Bangladesh commercially exported ‘Himsagar’ mangoes to the Netherlands this year for the first time. North Bengal Agro Farm Ltd., a Bangladeshi company, shipped the mango consignment to Amsterdam Airport from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the last week of May. The next shipment will be air freighted to the Netherlands on 8 July.
These mangoes were exported to three European nations--the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden--this year for the first time since it began sending mangoes to the Switzerland last year.
M. Riaz Hamidullah, ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands, told Prothom Alo that mangoes have been exported commercially to the Netherlands this year for the first time. Before that, the country used to get Bangladeshi mangoes via other European nations, including Germany and the United Kingdom.
Other than this, the Netherlands were unfamiliar about the qualities of different types of Bangladeshi mangoes including the ‘Himsagar’, the ambassador said. The Bangladesh embassy in Netherlands has gifted the mangoes to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, cabinet members, lawmakers and the eminent citizens of the country.