Govt to allow hilsa exports


MNA National Desk: Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda says Bangladesh will allow the legal export of hilsa fish to ‘stop smuggling’.

The new minister made the announcement on Monday at the Secretariat after assuming his duties. Chanda was recently promoted from the post of state minister at the same ministry.

“Our hilsa production has increased and there is demand in the international market so we want to move towards exports,” he said.

The minister also said that there is no need to import meat in the country now as the government has a plan to be self-sufficient in meat production.

“The price of meat is reducing at the markets and we expect that it will continue,” he said.

Narayan said that the government will take steps to reduce the price. But it will not be possible to reduce price like the past.