• Sunday, Oct 02, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

2,055 tons potato seed imported from Netherlands

  • Published at 11:59 am November 12th, 2020
Potato
File photo of potatos Dhaka Tribune

The imported potato seed include varieties of Diamond, Carolus, Margarita, Barcelona and Accent

With the onset of potato cultivation season, the importers have begun to import quality potato seed from the Netherlands.

The potato seed has arrived through Chittagong port on reefer containers -- which are big fridges used to transport temperature-sensitive cargoes like fruits, meat, frozen fish, vegetable and dairy products.  

The Chittagong Plant Quarantine Station (Sea Port) of the Department of Agricultural Extension issued the release orders of the imported potato seed against six importers from November 1 to November 11.

The station's Deputy Director Ashaduzzaman Bulbul said that the authorities were helping the traders complete import proceedings fast, issuing the import permit (IP) and release orders without any delay.

The imported potato seed include varieties of Diamond, Carolus, Margarita, Barcelona and Accent.

Previously, the Department of Agriculture Marketing (DAM) reset the price of potato at Tk35 per kg at retail markets.

The prices of per kg potato at the wholesale market were fixed at Tk30 and at cold storage Tk27.

However, the potato was being retailed at Tk45 in Chittagong markets.

51
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail