Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Friday said there is no food crisis in the country as huge food grains have been stockpiled.
“Rice is being imported to boost the stock,” he said while talking to reporters after distributing relief materials among the flood-hit people in Fenchuganj upazila in Sylhet, UNB reports.
Asked about BNP’s allegation of irregularities in relief distribution, Muhith said they (BNP) always talk ‘unrealistic words’.
Mentioning that natural calamities are beyond the control of human beings, he said the current government has all necessary preparations to face any disaster.
The government provided assistance to some 50 lakh families who were affected by the national calamities under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) prgoramme, the Finance Minister said.
Muhith also distributed relief materials among the flood victims in Osmaninagar upazila.
Later, in a views-exchange meeting with the leaders of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the city, he urged the local and foreign investors to come forward to use the huge business potentiality of the area.
Mentioning that Sylhet has direct communication with Indian state of Meghalaya, the minister urged the businessmen to take the opportunity to boost business as well as expand the trade relations between the two neighbouring countries.
He also assured the local businessmen that he will help establish a labour court in Sylhet and a modern building for the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Leaders and members of the business body thanked the Finance Minister for passing a trade-friendly budget.