Second shipment of imported Vietnam rice arrives in Ctg

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PV Desk : The second shipment of rice from Vietnam has arrived at the Chittagong port.

The ship, MV Pax, arrived at the harbour carrying 27,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam on Monday morning, Food Directorate’s Controller of the Movement, Storage and Silo Division Md Jahirul Islam told .

“The distribution of the first shipment of 20,000 tonnes has begun. The second shipment will also be distributed quickly once the necessary formalities are complete.”

So far 47,000 of the 250,000 tonnes of rice the Bangladesh government bought from Vietnam arrived.

Food Directorate officials expect the third shipment on Jul 22.