Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Saturday, February 16, 2019 01:58:22 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Flower sector in Bangladesh experiences exponential growth: BIDA Chairman

photo by

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Economic Reporter :
Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam on Thursday underscored the need for penetrating more in international flower market by the local growers saying flower sector of Bangladesh has experienced an exponential growth.
"As flower has a large global market, we need to enter into the international flower market with best quality of flowers at a competitive price," he said.
The BIDA Executive Chairman said this while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the three-day 'International Flower Exhibition & Conference-2018' as the chief guest, said a DCCI press release.
The exhibition organised by Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and supported by USAID in association with Bangladesh Flower Society is being held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
Chaired by DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Dr Md Abdur Rouf was present as special guest.
There is a need to streamline right regulatory policy and guidelines for this flower sector, he said, adding "Besides, private sector investment needs to come for the development of flower sector. Moreover, infrastructure development for this sector is very important,"
He also suggested the government to sign trade agreements with those who are the market leaders in international flower industry. "If we get proper technology support, policy guidelines, research, access to finance, adequate infrastructure, modern packaging system, cold chain management, we will be able to brand Bangladesh as a 'land of flower'," DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan said in Bangladesh agriculture sector contributes 14.32 percent to the country's GDP while flower is an important component of agriculture and is a multibillion-dollar industry in many countries.
He said global export of flower is expected to reach US$45 billion in 2018 whereas the local market size of flower sector in Bangladesh reached US$150 million.
Consultant of USAID and former Agriculture Secretary Anwar Faruque said Bangladesh has a huge opportunity for making profit out of flower sector and called upon the private sector to invest in flower sector.
President of Bangladesh Flower Society Abdur Rahim said some 20,000 people are currently engaged in flower production directly while about 3 million people are directly and indirectly involved in this sector.
Director of USAID Thomas Pope assured all of possible support from USAID for the development of the flower industry. He said from USAID, training facility has already been provided to 3,000 farmers of Bangladesh.
DCCI Senior Vice President Kamrul Islam, Vice President Riyadh Hossain, Former President Mahbubur Rahman, Directors Imran Ahmed, Engr. Akbar Hakim, Mohammad Basiruddin, Hossain A Sikder, Waqar Ahmad Choudhury, Andaleeb Hasan, former Senior Vice President Alhaj Abdus Salam, Former Vice Presidents Absar Karim Chowdhury and M Abu Hurairah were also present.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Save the Sunderbans to save the Royal Bengal Tigers

FOR the constant rise in sea levels and rapid climate change, the famous Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sunderbans could be disappeared within 50 years, especially from the Bangladesh part, according to a new study published recently in the journal Science of The Total Environment. A team of Bangladeshi and ...

City »

Members of RAB-2 nabbed one on Friday from Narayanganj for taking money from government officials from different areas in the country impersonating Anti-Corruption Commission official.


Cricket »

Feels like it`s a blessing to just be playing again: Steyn

Agency :Dale Steyn, the South African mainstay, continued to impress on his comeback trail, as he bowled at high pace and picked up four wickets over a long spell on Day 2 of the first Test of the two-match series versus Sri Lanka in Durban.The veteran fast bowler bowled at ...

Entertainment »

Shanta Jahan feels comfortable in hosting

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular host of present time Shanta Jahan has to be engaged with hosting round the year in and outside the country in different stage shows and TV programmes. Besides hosting, she has more identities. She is also a model and TV actress. But she always feels comfortable ...

International »

Trump heavier, but in ‘very good health’: Doctor

AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump is a little heavier than last year and needs a higher dose of cholesterol medicine, but remains in "very good health," his official doctor said Thursday.The presidential physician, Sean Conley, said Trump, 72, passed his medical exam last week with flying colors."It is my determination ...

Cricket »

It was difficult to hit through the line of the ball in Napier: Guptill

Martin Guptill is happy to work his way through the travails of a slow Napier pitch and score an ODI hundred, which helped New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening game of the three-match series. The hosts had notably lost the ODI against India here couple of ...

International »

Taliban announces surprise talks with US in Pakistan

PTI, Islamabad :The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan.While Islamabad did not immediately confirm the talks, Washington said it had "noted" the announcement, which comes after weeks ...

International »

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

AP, Washington :Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy political consultant who rose to lead Donald Trump's 2016 campaign ...

Editorial »

Myanmar`s provocation: Dhaka should deal with the issue delicately

YET again Myanmar has shown Saint Martin's Island of Bangladesh as of its part in the official map. Protesting it, Dhaka on Thursday summoned Myanmar Chargé d'affaires and handed over a strongly worded protest note also expressing serious dissatisfaction over repeating such false claim, and demanded immediate corrective measures. Director ...

City »

40 personnel receives Coastguard awards

Staff Reporter  :A total of 40 personnel of Bangladesh Coastguard have been awarded for the prestigious 'Bangladesh Coastguard Award', 'President Coastguard Award', 'Bangladesh Coastguard (service) Award' and 'President Coastguard (service) Award' this year for best performance in their duties. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal handed over the awards to them ...

Entertainment »

Adah hits bull`s eye with her gun for Valentine`s Day and the video goes viral

Did you know Adah Sharma is a trained sharp shooter? The Commando 2 actress shared a Valentine’s Day video breaking hearts, shooting them and didn’t miss even one target. Check out how with ease she picks up 5kg rifles and hits all 5 targets in less than a minute, with ...

Editorial »

None should create abnormal situation in apparel sector

AROUND 11,000 apparel workers of 99 factories in Dhaka, Ashulia, Savar, Gazipur and Narayanganj have so far been fired and 3,500 others have been implicated in 34 cases for their participation in the movement held in January demanding proportionately wage hike, according to the IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC), a platform ...

Football »

Sala's body to be returned to Argentina on Friday

Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala's body is to be returned to Argentina on Friday, the mayor of his hometown of Progreso, Julio Muller, told AFP Tuesday.Sala's body was recovered from plane wreckage in the English Channel last week. He was flying to his new team, English Premier League side Cardiff City, ...

Cricket »

BD lose to NZ in 1st ODI

Sports Reporter :Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by eight wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) match at Napier in New Zealand on Wednesday.Electing to bat first, Bangladesh scored 232 off 48.5 overs.In reply, New Zealand reached the winning target making 233 for the loss of two wickets when ...

International »

Trump says not `happy` with border deal but shutdown unlikely

President Donald Trump indicated Tuesday that he will walk back his threat to shut the government even if he does not get all the money he has demanded for building a wall along the US-Mexican border.Although Trump left enough wiggle room to keep the country guessing, he appeared to be ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news