Oil, sugar, pulse to be imported thru' TCB
Commerce Minister Faruk Khan has said the government has taken steps to import edible oil, sugar and pulse through TCB to cool down the overheated prices of the essential commodities.
“We've already floated tenders … we won't allow monopoly in any sector,” he told reporters after a meeting with Bangladesh Truck-Covered-Van Owners' Association and Bangladesh Truck-Covered-Van Transport Agency Owners Association at his office yesterday.
Khan said the government keeps its eyes on the market so no one can charge excess prices from consumers. “We'll meet edible oil traders tomorrow (Tuesday) to know why its price has gone up in the local market,” he said.
On fuel price cut, he said the government will cut the fuel price, if the international price marks further fall. “But the fuel oil price remained stable on the international market for the last few months.
On development of road communications, the minister said the government has planned to make Dhaka-Chittagong highway a four-lane one to give a boost to the country's export-import.
About problems at Mawa and Paturia ferry ghats, the minister said the government is planning to add four more ferries to the ghats.