S Alam Group airlifting 58,000T onion

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:09, Nov 21, 2019 | Updated : 19:12, Nov 21, 2019

OnionTo stable the price of onion in the market, S Alam Group is importing 58,500 tonne onion upon the commerce ministry's request.
In a statement on Thursday (Nov 21), the business group said a consignment of 105 tonne is expected to arrive Dhaka the same day, another 55 tonne of the vegetable airlifted from Egypt was due on Saturday (Nov 23).
Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will market the essential cooking ingredient at "fair price", it added.
As many as 10 onion cargo planes, capable of transporting over 100 tonne, have been deployed to airlift onion, according to the S Alam statement sent to the media by the commerce ministry.
"S Alam Group is importing onion as part of its social responsibility for the sole purpose to ease public suffering", the statement reads.