Denmark to invest in Bangladesh’s agricultural sector

Denmark has expressed its strong interest in helping Bangladesh develop its agricultural sector, including improving the quality of agricultural and food products, investing in agro-processing industries and ensuring food security.

Denmark’s Ambassador to Dhaka, Winnie Estrup Petersen, announced the cooperation during a courtesy meeting with Agriculture Minister Dr. Md Abdur Razzak at the Bangladesh Secretariat on Tuesday, according to a press release.

Denmark would contribute to the development of the quality of agricultural products and agro-industry in Bangladesh. Initiatives will be taken to send investment and trade missions to Bangladesh when the pandemic situation improves, the Danish ambassador said.

Abdur Razzak said, “Bangladesh is lagging behind in exporting and processing. The country has great potential for the export and processing of mango, pineapple, banana, tomato, potato and vegetables. Danish investment and advanced technical assistance are needed in this regard.

“We also need cooperation in food production in accordance with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP),” he added.

The Minister of Agriculture has further requested the cooperation of Denmark for the construction of a modern packinghouse and the setting up of a modern testing laboratory on one acre of land in the Purbachal area.

Lana T. Arthur