The government will provide support to ensure safe and sustained poultry production, said Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Monday.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led government will provide assistance to whatever is needed for the development of the poultry sector. The government is also sincere in solving any problem in the sector," he said.
Rezaul was speaking at a discussion titled 'Safe and sustainable poultry production: Expectation and Plan' held in the city on Sunday night. World's Poultry Science Association, Bangladesh unit organised the discussion virtually.
The minister said steps will also be taken to make the poultry policy modern and demand-oriented, reports UNB.
The minister also urged all to consider the matter of branding for the development of the poultry sector with utmost importance.
He underlined the need for reducing the dependence on imported poultry feed. He advised the businesspeople to set up poultry feed industry in the country promising that the government will provide tax exemption for importing relevant machinery.
The minister also urged the big farm owners to manage their own waste management or else consumers will lose their interest in the food produced in the poultry sector.