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Bangladesh Livestock ministry for stopping poultry import from India

Bangladesh Livestock ministry for stopping poultry import from India

Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 15 January: Amid growing concern over possible contamination of bird flu in the country, the fisheries and Bangladesh livestock ministry has urged all concerned department of the government to take immediate step to stop all types of poultry import from the neighbouring country, India.

The ministry on Tuesday issued separate letters to the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Home, and the shipping ministry for taking necessary steps for suspending import of all poultry goods including chicks, parent-stock, duck, chickens, birds and eggs through legal and illegal ways, said an official release.

The ministry also made an urge to the Home Ministry to this end as the Border Guard Bangladesh and the coast guard will take necessary steps to check all sorts of poultry and poultry items import from the border areas.

As part of the precautionary measures, the MoFL also asked the shipping ministry to check import of poultry and poultry goods from India through sea, river and land ports.

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