Poultry feed import duty dropped
The Bangladesh government has decided to
withdraw the 10% duty on the import of poultry feed with the aim of reducing the
financial load on the bird flu-affected industry.
Director General of the Department of Livestock, Sunil Chandra Ghose, said
that while bird flu has been contained over recent weeks, the industry still has
a major job of recovering from its effects.
Ghose said 11,25,676
birds were culled up to March 3. The number of eggs destroyed stood at
The government has established close
surveillance mechanism in highly vulnerable areas and maintaining watch all over
the country to detect new outbreak as the reports of new incidence have sharply
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