Monday, 23 September, 2019, 11:38 AM
Mizanur Rahman
Staff Correspondent
Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



Onion Prices Continue To Rise
Mizanur Rahman
Opening of new import L/Cs not in sightOnion prices in the kitchen market all over the country are still rising as import from India remains virtually stalled. Onion earlier imported from India sells at Tk 75 per kg in retail market on Saturday compared to Tk 25-30 earlier. Its price even increased by Tk 5 to Tk 10 per kg over the ...
Big Price Hike in India
Mizanur Rahman
Syndicates triggering onion price rise in local marketSeveral trading syndicates are taking the onion market hostage in the wake of import disruptions from India following the sudden increase of export price to US$ 850 per tonne from $300 per tonne earlier. Onion prices almost doubled in the last one month and it shot up again in local market this week following the ...
Price Hike In India
Mizanur Rahman
Govt moves to import onion from other sourcesThe government has decided to import onion from Myanmar, Egypt and Turkey to beef up supply in the local market following more than a three-fold rise of export price of onion by the Indian government. The government has meanwhile decided to sell onion in open market at affordable price to common people to reduce its ...
Mizanur Rahman
Early winter vegetables arrive in city market, prices highEarly winter vegetables have started arriving in the capital's kitchen markets over the last few weeks but prices were on the high side due to inadequate supply and being the early season items. Meanwhile prices of onion, garlic and ginger are staying high over the past several weeks to the bitter disappointment of consumers for ...
State Of Savar Tannery Estate-Last Part
Mizanur Rahman
Full-scale production still a far cry Leather merchants have relocated 151 tanneries to Savar Tannery Park from their Hazaribagh premises but only 50 of them have so far started processing blue wet leather in a limited scale. The 16-year old project is still far behind schedule of achieving the goals to come into full scale production, though tannery owners have at ...
State of Savar Tannery Estate-Part-2
Mizanur Rahman
Strong stench from rawhide wastes threatens public health The Savar Tannery Park or industrial estate built into several blocks with wide connecting roads has been developed in a way that factories can safely process rawhide and discharge wastes without impacting the environment. But practically, the situation on the ground looks quite different. A visit to the spot last week shows that tanners already ...
Mizanur Rahman
ECNEC to approve Tk 688.21cr potato farming project todayThe government has taken up a project to support production of quality potato in the country by providing quality seeds to the farmers to meet growing domestic demand and making available quality potato for export. Planning commission sources said Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) has prepared the project to be implemented at a cost of ...
State Of Savar Tannery Estate-Part 1
Mizanur Rahman
Waste polluting Dhaleswari as CETP not fully operational  The Savar Ternary Park is spreading pollution of air and water in and around the newly built industrial estate largely because of the failure of the authorities concerned to fully install the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) to treat the solid wastes and effluents. Many tanneries are yet to go into full operation and those ...
Mizanur Rahman
Govt to build safe, durable roads in districtsThe government has decided to develop new infrastructure in rural area across the country. For this reason, the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry has taken two development projects for durable and safe bridge in Dhaka and Rangpur Divisions. It will cost Tk 1,767 crore and the projects will be implemented within June 2021. The meeting ...
Mizanur Rahman
Merchants begin sale of rawhide to tanners after 8 daysTanners in Dhaka have started buying rawhides at Posta in the capital from Monday, said Delwar Hossain president of the Bangladesh Hide and Skin Merchants Association (BHSMA).He said, "We have decided to sell raw hide to the tanners for one week. We will decide the next step after the scheduled meeting on August 22 at ...
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