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First consignment of Egyptian onion arrives Nov 19

  • Published at 03:51 pm November 16th, 2019
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S Alam Group is importing the onion

The first consignment of onion from Egypt will be flown to Bangladesh on November 19.

S Alam Group is importing the onion from Egypt, the Ministry of Commerce said on Saturday, reports UNB.

On Friday, the government announced that onions are being flown from abroad on emergency basis to keep the local market stable.

The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is importing onion from Turkey, S Alam Group from Egypt, and several other companies from Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, the ministry said in a press release.

Onion consignments trapped due to cyclone Bulbul at Teknaf land port, Chittagong seaport and some other places will reach the country shortly, it said.

The prices of onion, a common ingredient in Bangladeshi kitchen, have been on the rise since India banned its export on September 29.

Various measures taken by the government could not bring down the prices which reached Tk250 per kg on Friday.