Home / Agriculture/ Bangladesh to scrap planned rice imports from Thailand

Bangladesh to scrap planned rice imports from Thailand

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

Dhaka (Reuters): Bangladesh will scrap a plan to import 150,000 tons of rice from Thailand, agreed at $465 a ton in October, said the head of the state grains buyer.

 “They have been taking too much time to finalise the deal. There is no point in waiting for them when we are getting supplies from other sources, including India, at cheaper rates” the Director General of Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Food Badrul Hasan told Reuters.

Traditionally the world’s fourth-biggest rice producer, Bangladesh emerged as a major importer of the grain in 2017 after floods damaged crops and sent domestic prices to record highs.

Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

The no-confidence motion against Ranil will create further chaos

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Mahinda Rajapaksa-backed Joint Opposition yesterday submitted a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Making green cars greener: $15 b opportunity not to be missed

Friday, 23 March 2018

Fortunately for me,W.A. Wijewardena wrote an article on Dhammika Perera’s presentation at the Colombo School of Business and Management

Women’s bodies, masculinities and economic insecurities

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Cat’s Eye was deeply saddened to witness another wave of anti-Muslim violence, yet again, under a Government which promised to protect them from such violence. It was reported that the first round of violence in Ampara was sparked by a claim that

Strong brands can sustain shocks!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The recent media highlighted the impact of communal violence on the tourism industry. The press conference earlier this week threw out a number as high as 10% whilst the actual cancellation was around 500 room nights around the Kandy vicinity was rep

Columnists More