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Dialogue between Media and Trade Personnel at Dinajpur

Preservation of Mango and Litchi in Northern Area Demanded

Dinajpur, December 10:

Speakers demanded establishment of cold storage for preservation of valuable crops of the country mango and litchi in the northern region. If necessary they would initiate strong movement to fulfill their demand.

Business and media people said it while speaking in the Dialogue on Local Economic Development and Trade Issues in Dinajpur Press Club today. Speakers also said, Dinajpur is well known as one of the agro-tanks in the country. Here grows mango, litchi, wheat, paddy, maize, potato etc. at large in this district. But due to the dearth of technical support, the entrepreneurs could not set up agro-based industries here. They also said, the market of rice, mango and litchi of Dinajpur is worldwide. But the local traders could not reach the world market due to having no enough cold storage and preservation system here.

With the support of European Union, mass communication oriented development organization CCD and Economic Journalists Network (EJ Net)-Dinajpur jointly organized this dialogue. Fellow of EJ Net-Dinajpur and Editor of the Daily Uttar Bangla Jeenat Rahman, presented in-depth report on Problems and Potential of Economic and Trade Activities in Dinajpur. Associate Professor of Dinajpur Govt College Prof Abdus Sobhan Pramanik, Senior Vice-President of Dinajpur Chamber of Commerce and Industries Md Mosaddek Hoasin, Accounts Officer of BSCIC, Dinajpur Md Akbar Ali, Principal Officer of Sonali Bank Md Abdul Kuddus, Editor of the Daily Uttar Bangla Matiur Rahman, Director of CCD G M Mourtoza and Regional Coordinator of CCD and District correspondent of Channel I Shah Alam Shahi took part in the dialogue as panel discussant.

Senior Faculty Member of RAKUB Training Institute A B Siddiquee moderated the dialogue while Convener of EJ Net-Dinajpur Nurul Huda Dulal was in the chair. About one hundred journalists of local and national newspapers and news agencies and business leaders actively took part in the dialogue.

Fine Rice of Dinajpur to Earn Huge Foreign Exchange

Dinajpur, 28 January: 

It is possible to earn huge foreign exchange by exporting fine and fragrant rice of Dinajpur, but Government initiative and patronization is inevitable for that.

Mass media and business leaders said it while speaking in a dialogue on local economic and trade and business development, problem and potential held at Agriculture Training Centre of DAE in Dinajpur on Sunday. With the support of European Union, mass communication oriented development organization CCD and EJ Net-Dinajpur organized this dialogue. Senior Faculty Member of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank A B Siddique moderated the dialogue and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Department Dulal Chandra Biswas was critic of the reports.

Special Correspondent of the daily Uttora A H M Abdul Bari and Chief Reporter of the daily Tista Azharul Azad Jewel presented two reports respectively on “Problems and Potential of Agricultural Industries in Developing Economy of Dinajpur”and “ole of Poultry, Dairy and Fisheries on Economic Development of Dinajpur: Problems and Potentials” while Convenor of EJ Net-Dinajpur Nurul Huda Dulal was in the chair.

In the dialogue, speakers said, there grow huge amount of world famous fragrant paddy named Katharybhog, Basumoti and Kalojira in Dinajpur district. In spite of having much demand of this rice in foreign countries, it is not exported at large due to the lack of Government initiative and patronization. They also said, low quality Katharibhog and Basumoti rice of Pakistan are being imported to Bangladesh and it grasps the market but our fine and fragrant rice is being ignored due to the dearth of entrepreneurship. They demanded to take immediate initiative to cultivate and produce much more fine and fragrant rice in this region and to export it to foreign countries.

Member Secretary of EJ Net Dinajpur Shah Alam Shahi and Project Coordinator of CCD A H M Abdul Hai presented welcome address.

Among others, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension Aktaruzzaman Mandol, District Livestock Officer Dr Md Saidur Rahman, President of Dinajpur Citizen Forum M A Kuddus, General Secretary of Dinajpur Journalists Association Ahsanul Alam Sathi, General Secretary of Dinajpur Union of Journalists Ekram Talukder, Extension Officer of BISCIC Abu Bakar Siddique, Assistant Director of Youth Development Department Abdur Rouf Shah, Editor of the daily Ontor Kantho Salahuddin Ahmed, Editor of the daily Uttor Bangla Motiur Rahman,  Executive Editor Jinat Rahman, President of Dinajpur Hotel Owners Association Shamol Kumar Ghosh and Director of CCD G M Mourtoza took part in the discussion.

Red details repots on dialogues hold on different following districts of northern region of Bangladesh.  

Rajshahi :: Bogra :: Rangpur ::  Pabna :: Sirajgonj :: Chapai Nawabgonj :: Natore  :: Naogaon  Joypurhat :: Gaibandha :: Kurigram :: Nilphamari :: Lalmonirhat :: Thakurgaon :: Panchagar



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