Dhaka, Bangladesh
Call to ensure safe food to attract tourists

Call to ensure safe food to attract tourists

RANGPUR, Nov 8: Public officials here at a training programme have stressed the need to ensure safe and hygienic food for all aiming to attract tourists and exploring the country's tourism potential. They came up with the call at the closing session of a two-day 'Fundamental Training Course for Street Vendors on Cooking and Serving Hygienic Food Items- 2018' that ended at the conference room of Rangpur Parjatan Motel in the city on Thursday, reports BSS. Bangladesh Tourism Board with support from Rangpur district administration organised the training programme for street food vendors and roadside cooks. Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Joynul Bari inaugurated the training programme as the chief guest on Wednesday at the opening session with Director of Bangladesh Tourism Board Muhammad Wahiduzzaman in the chair. Additional Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police Mazid Ali, Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib and Deputy Director (Local Government) for Rangpur Ruhul Amin Mian addressed on the occasion. The speakers said street food vendors and cooks could earn better by preparing hygienic and healthy food items and serving those among people in a clean environment. They suggested the street food vendors and cooks to become more aware of the need of tourists and prepare safe food items. "Healthier and safe food can attract the tourists. So, the cooks and street food vendors can play an important role in exploring the huge potential of the country's tourism sector by preparing hygienic food items and serve those hygienically," Joynul Bari said. Another report adds: Agriculturists have stressed on expanded cultivation of flood-tolerant rice to increase rice production for attaining sustainable food security amid adverse impacts of climate change. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) and RDRS Bangladesh organised a crop cutting function for harvesting flood tolerant BRRI dhan51 rice on exhibition plot of farmer Azizul Islam at village Bhimpur Sarderpara in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur district on Wednesday, reports BSS. With assistance of International Rice Research Institute under Stress Tolerant Rice for South Asia and Africa (IRRI-STRASA) project, RDRS Bangladesh distributed five kg seed of BRRI dhan51 rice among 20 farmers of the upazila to expand its cultivation. The event was arranged to exhibit farming technologies and agronomic managements of flood tolerant rice to popularise its cultivation in the flood-prone and low-lying areas. Taraganj Upazila Agriculture Officer Agriculturist Ashok Kumar Roy attended the function as the chief guest with Field Supervisor of RDRS Bangladesh Abdul Mazed Mian in the chair.

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