Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Tuesday assured the salt producers of providing all government supports to protect their interest.
The ministry remains alert so that no one can import edible salts in the name of industrial salt, he told a press briefing on the ministry's achievement and activities related to Bangabandhu's birth centenary programmes at his ministry in the city.
Bangladesh is going to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021.
Besides, Mr. Humayun said that salt should be procured directly through Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC).
The ministry is working in collaboration with other relevant ministries in this regard, he added. State minister for industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder and industries secretary Md Abdul Halim were also present at the press briefing.
Mr. Humayun said the ministry was working on identifying the problems of business entities and trying to solve those.
It is also establishing a modern fertilizer factory at Ghorashal in Narsingdi to reduce import dependence, he added.
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