BSCIC to get separate division for salt: minister

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 01:05, Mar 07,2020


Industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Friday said that the government had taken an initiative to establish a separate division for salt in Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation for ensuring fair prices for the salt farmers and developing the salt industry.

‘Around 200 officials and employees, led by a joint secretary, will work in the division for salt sector,’ he said, speaking as the chief guest at an inauguration function for the activities of collecting salt from farmers by Molla Salt Industry, marking Mujib Year, at Hotel Ocean Paradise in Cox’s Bazar, said a press release in Dhaka.

The minister said that the government was working to ensure fair price for the salt farmers and for this necessary instruction had been given to the industry ministry and BSCIC.

‘The number of lands for salt production has been reducing day by day due to tourism and other activities. For increasing salt production, it is essential to modernise the salt production process,’ he added.

Lawmaker from Cox’s Bazar-2 constitution Asheq Ullah Rafiq, lawmaker Kaniz Fatema Mostak and BSCIC chairman Md Mostaq Hassan, among others, spoke on the occasion while Molla Salt director Mijanur Rahman Molla presided over the function.

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