• Monday, Jan 24, 2022
  • Last Update : 03:32 am

1st Vietnamese rice consignment to arrive in 15 days

  • Published at 04:31 pm June 22nd, 2017
1st Vietnamese rice consignment to arrive in 15 days
The first consignment of rice from Vietnam is scheduled to arrive in Chittagong within 15 days, newly appointed Ambassador of Vietnam to Dhaka Tran Van Khoa has informed Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The envoy made the announcement when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her parliament office on Thursday.
Also Read- Bangladesh to import 250,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam at raised prices
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. Bangladesh is set to procure 250,000 tonnes of white and parboiled rice from Vietnam to maintain immediate availability of stock in the market, as well as reserves.
Also Read- Vietnam and Bangladesh extend rice trade deal to 2022
According to a Food Ministry proposal, the government will be importing 200,000 tonnes of white rice at $430 per ton, though the price per tonne was $380 in the last month. Rice Stock_ June 2017 The ministry is also planning on procuring 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice at a cost of $470 per tonne, while the price had been less than $450 couple of weeks ago. Vietnamese rice prices in May hit their highest in over a year on expectations of strong demand from top importing countries such as Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Also Read- Bangladesh to speed up rice imports in wake of flooding
Traders and officials say Bangladesh could emerge as a major importer of rice this year. It was ranked as the fourth-largest importer of the grain by the US Department of Agriculture in 2011. The country’s rice stock has hit a 5 year low, at 193,000 tonnes.
Also Read- Flash flood in the Haors may worsen rice price hike
PM's Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and Senior PMO Secretary Suraiya Begum were present on the occasion.
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