A ‘growth centre’ with multiple facilities has been constructed at Baheratoil Market in Tangail’s Sakhipur upazila, much to the happiness for the buyers and sellers in the traditional market in the remote rural area.
The arrangements include a shed with four corners for the female sellers, separate corners for selling meat, fish, and vegetables, a slaughterhouse, tube-well, electric motor and water tank, an office room for the market management committee, concrete pavements inside the market, and separate toilets for men and women.
Joaherul Islam, lawmaker of Tangail-8 (Sakhipur-Basail) constituency, inaugurated the growth centre on Friday afternoon.
Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) built the centre at a cost of Tk 73.65 lakh under Northern Bangladesh Integrated Development Project, officials said.
Japan International Cooperation Agency provided the fund.
The growth centre has been constructed at the ancient market for providing various facilities for sellers and buyers in the remote area famous for producing different vegetables and fruits, said Md Golam Azam, executive engineer of LGED in Tangail.
The infrastructure will help to increase trade and market turnover, alongside minimising losses by protecting the agriculture commodities from the sun and rain, he added.
Mamud Ali, president of Traders’ Association of Baheratoil Market, thanked the government for constructing the growth centre as it will facilitate easy marketing of local produces including vegetables and fruits and provide protection to the buyers and sellers during rain and storm.