Take steps to contain bird flu
Bangladesh Poultry Farm Protection National Committee (BPFPNC) demanded the government to take immediate and effective measures to contain outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) to save the poultry sector from being ruined.
They made the demand at a press conference at Khulna Press Club yesterday.
The general secretary of the national committee Khandaker Muhammad Mohsin accused the minister for fisheries and livestock for his wrong decision as reasons for sudden spread of avian influenza in some districts in the country.
The minister is not well aware of real problems being faced by the country's poultry industry, he said in his written statement at the press conference.
He also accused a group of owners of hatcheries and feed mills for rise in prices of broiler and layer chicks.
The BPFPNC general secretary while advising poultry farm owners to strengthen bio security of their farms stressed the need for implementation of training programmes across the country in this respect and creating awareness against infection of avian influenza.