Speakers at a webinar on Sunday mentioned that supply of essential commodities is adequate and there is no possibility of price hike during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) organised the webinar on ‘Law and order situation and keeping price of essentials stable in the upcoming Ramadan’.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan joined the webinar as the chief guest while Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh joined as the special guest.
Asaduzzaman Khan said “Extortion is under control now despite we could not control it completely but we are tough against it. In the month of Ramadan, here in Bangladesh we always experience a price spiral but in many countries in the world lower their prices at this time.”
From 14 April, he said, the country may go for a hard lockdown to save lives.
He urged all to maintain health advisories and instructions from the government.
“We want the help of businessmen to keep the prices stable not only in the month of Ramadan but also all the year round. Law enforcement agencies are now largely capable and expert so you are requested to take their help any time,” he said.
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said “We have to be united. DSCC has already formed a committee comprising of nine counselors for market monitoring. We are regularly conducting mobile courts. DSCC is a business-friendly service organization. We will work for the greater interest of the city dwellers.”
He also stressed on awareness for Covid 19 and said “We sometimes see negligence in terms of obeying health advisories. Coordinated efforts will help us to come out of this pandemic. Extortions are now very minimum and our fight against extortionists will continue. “
DCCI President Rizwan Rahman in his welcome remarks said when the economy was in the way of recovery, at that moment the second wave of corona came back.