First tea processing factory in Thakurgaon
Green Field Tea Industry opens its tea processing factory in Thakurgaon yesterday that is capable of producing 10,000 kg of processed tea every day.
Located in Shahbazpur village under Baliadangi upazila, this is the first tea processing factory in the district.
The factory will purchase tea leaves from the local growers, who have to travel 65 kilometre to sell their produce in Panchagarh district, said Fayjul Islam Hiru, managing director of Green Field Tea Industry.
“As a result, the growers will get fair prices and will be able to save on transport cost,” he said at the opening ceremony. The opening of the factory would certainly encourage small tea growers in the district, said Md Shafeenul Islam, chairman of Bangladesh Tea Board.
Dabirul Islam, a lawmaker and Amirul Islam, president of the Small Tea Garden Owners Association, also spoke.