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PM inaugurates Bangladesh's first solar food silo

26 February 2017, 4:12:02

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today opened a modern multistoried food warehouse, having capacity of storing 25,000 metric tons of food grains at Santahar in Bogra.

Department of Food has constructed the air-conditioned warehouse at a cost of around Taka 232.71 crore with the financial and technical support from Japan. It will preserve food grain through using solar power round the year.

Inside air coolers and other machineries are very much modern and powerful having capacity of keeping the food grains in controlled temperature and moisture for long.

There is no opportunity of damaging any food grain and its quality.

Local technicians have conducted other need-based construction works like railway track, internal roads and necessary power system.

Bangladesh will make 100pc food storage capacity by 2021

The prime minister said the present government has been working eagerly for expansion of food stock. It is expected that the country would be able to build up 100 percent food storage capacity by 2021.

The newly built Santahar warehouse will help enormously in storing government food in Rajshahi region.

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