Bangladesh has started exporting mangoes to Switzerland following a private initiative.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam made the disclosure through a post on his Facebook page.
“The North Bengal Agro Farm Ltd has started exporting mangoes of Rajshahi to Switzerland. The first shipment is scheduled to leave here for Switzerland this evening (Sunday evening),” he wrote on Facebook in the afternoon.
Shahriar said if everything is okay, the shipment will continue until mid-August.
He also revealed a plan over the mango export, saying, “Rajshahi will have its own fruit quarantine and processing centre next year.”
Although the export target was set at 100 tonnes, it is likely to remain unfulfilled this year. The next target will be set in line with the experience of the running year, the state minister added.