Dhaka – Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the country’s largest and modern food warehouse in northern Bangladeshi district of Bogra, said officials.
The Prime Minister flew to the northern district in the morning and opened the warehouse at Santahar under Adamdighi sub-district. The warehouse was built at a cost of around Tk 300 crore.
The air-conditioned warehouse having capacity of 25,000 metric tons of food grain has been built with financial and technical support from Japan. It will preserve food grain through using solar power round the clock.
Elias Hossain, Superintendent of Santahar Silo, told the journalists that work of main part has been implemented by Japanese technicians. Solar panel was installed on the rooftop.
Inside air coolers and other machineries are very much modern and powerful having capacity of keeping the stored food grains in controlled temperature and moisture for long time. There is no chance of damaging any food grain and its quality, said the official.
Local technicians have executed other need-based construction works like railway track, internal roads and necessary power connection.
The warehouse will contribute a lot towards enriching the country’s food storage besides making the rice growers, millers and others concerned happy, Hossain added.
Regional Food Controller Jamal Uddin said that the present government has been working relentlessly for expansion of food storage. It is expected that all the requisite food could be stored by 2021.
The newly- built Santahar warehouse is expected to help enormously in storing government food in the northern part of the country.