Rice from Vietnam arrives

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 13 Jul 2017, 19:19:40

20,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam arrives at Ctg port

More expected on July 18, 22
Rice from Vietnam arrives
The first shipment from Vietnam carrying 20,000 tonnes of rice has arrived at the Chittagong port on Thursday morning, informed The Directorate of Food. 

 “We believe the next shipment will arrive on Jul 18 and the third will arrive on the 22nd,” said Md Jahirul Islam, controller of its Movement, Storage and Silo Division, reports bdnews24.com.

Bangladesh decided to import 250,000 tonnes of rice from the Southeast Asian country after flooding in haor areas destroyed crops and depleted the government’s rice reserves.

On Jun 14 this year, the government cleared the 9.08 billion procurement under a under a government-to-government deal.

According to the agreement, Bangladesh will buy 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice for around Tk 1.95 billion, or $470 a tonne and 200,000 tonnes of white rice for about Tk 7.14 billion at $430 a tonne.

Vietnam’s state-run Vinafood 2 will supply 60 per cent of shipments through Chittagong port and the rest through the Mongla port.

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