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BD Poultry sector bleeds as blockade continues

Loss amounts to nearly Tk 600 crore in 14 days

The country’s poultry sector experienced a gross loss of Tk 500 to 600 crore due to countrywide blockade during the last 14 days, say stakeholders, according to agency.
The sector incurred loss of Tk 256 crore from the poultry production sides while the remaining losses were estimated adding damages of vehicles, others properties and medicines during the blockade.
Poultry industry leaders under a banner of Bangladesh Poultry Industry Coordinating Committee revealed the estimations at a news conference in Dhaka Reporters Unity on Sunday.
BPICC convener Moshiur Rahman presented a written statement at the press conference.
Referring to political instability occurred in 2013, he said that the poultry industries had incurred losses of Tk 4,000 crore.

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