PM opens Bangladesh’s first solar food silo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated a modern multistoried food warehouse, having capacity of storing 25,000 metric tons of food grains at Santahar in Bogra.

Department of Food has constructed the air-conditioned warehouse at a cost of around Taka 232.71 crore with the financial and technical support from Japan. It will preserve food grain through using solar power round the year.

Inside air coolers and other machineries are very much modern and powerful having capacity of keeping the food grains in controlled temperature and moisture for long.

There is no chance of damaging any food grain and its quality.

Local technicians have executed other need-based construction works like railway track, internal roads and necessary power system.

Bangladesh will build 100pc food storage capacity by 2021

The prime minister said the present government has been working relentlessly for expansion of food stock. It is expected that the country would be able to build up 100 percent food storage capacity by 2021.

The newly built Santahar warehouse will help enormously in storing government food in Rajshahi region.

Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam, Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif, local parliament members and political leaders were present.

The prime minister reached Bogra this morning to inaugurate various development projects and lay foundation of many others.

She also planted a sapling of mango in the silo premises and visited different sections of the multistoried food warehouse.

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