DHAKA, The stateowned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling commodities at subsidized rate across the country from April 22 on the occasion of the holy Ramadan beginning next month.
The TCB is likely to start selling commodities across the country including the capital for Ramadan from April 22 at lower price compared to those at the retail markets, said M Shekhabur Rahman, chief officer (Commercial) of TCB.
Under the programme, the TCB will sale 20002500 tonnes of edible oil, 2000 tonne sugar, 10001100 tonne lentil, 1500 tonne chickpea and 100 tonne dates.
A total of 2827 dealers will sell these commodities at 187 spots across the country with goods loaded on trucks�35 spots in the capital, 10 spots in Chattagram, five spots each in all the divisions and one each in all the district headquarters.
The TCB launched the selling operation, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan to help lowincome people deal with possible hike in the prices of daily commodities. But the unit price of those commodities is yet to be fixed by the government, said the official.
The sale locations in the capital are Secretariat Gate, Jatiya Press Club, Kaptan Bazar, Victoria Park, Science Lab intersection, New MarketNilkhet intersection, ShaymoliKalyanpur, Jigatola intersection, Khamarbari at Farmgate, Kalmilata Bazar, Rajanigandha Supermarket at Kachukhet, Agargaon Taltola and Election Commission Office, Rajlokkhi Complex at Uttara, Mirpur1 Mazar Road, Shantinagar Bazar, Malibagh Bazar, Basabo Bazar, Ideal School at Banasree, Bangladesh Bank Chattar, Mohakhali Kitchen Market, Shewrapara Bazar, Dainik Bangla intersection, Shahjahanpur Bazar, Fakirapool Bazar and Ideal Zone, Motijheel Balaka Chattar, Khilgaon Taltola Bazar, Rampura Bazar, Mirpur10 Roundabout, Ashkona Hajj Camp at Uttara, Mohammadpur Townhall Kitchen Market, Dilkusha, and Madartek Nondipara Krishi Bank.
The TCB operation will continue till the last day of Ramadan, officials added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)