Bangladesh to import 100,000 tonnes of white rice from Myanmar

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PV Desk : Amid strained relations with Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, Bangladesh has finalised the deal on procuring rice from its Southeast Asian neighbour in a bid to bring down prices in local markets.
Bangladesh will buy 100,000 tonnes of white rice at $442 per tonne, Food Minister Qamrul Islam told the media in Dhaka on Monday.
“We had a meeting with Myanmar representatives Sunday,” said the minister adding that an approval from the Prime Minister’s Office is required to take the process ahead.