Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has directed deputy commissioners (DCs) to take steps aimed at keeping commodity prices in check.
“The DCs have been asked to check prices not only during Ramadan but round the year through market monitoring cells,” he told reporters Wednesday after attending the commerce and industry ministries’ session at the DC Conference in Dhaka.
The DCs, who head district administrations, have been also asked to ensure consumers’ rights, added Tofail.
The DC of Munshiganj had been instructed to initiate measures to build a proposed garment village in the district, the minister said.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufactures’ and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese company in Beijing to create a garment village in Gazaria.
The MoU was signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to China.
Insudtries minister Amir Hossain Amu attended as the chief guest of the session meant for commercial and industrial affairs.
Amu told reporters that the allotment of unused plots at the BSIC Industrial Areas across the country would be cancelled and would be passed on to new entrepreneurs.
He said that, in future, no factories would be allowed to be set up other than in Exclusive Economic Zones.
Source: Bd news24