Inauguration of tea research farm

Inauguration of tea research farm
Inauguration of tea research farm

Chittagong: The Bangladesh Tea Board has launched a ‘Tea Research Farm’ at Banshkhali to provide advanced technology, scientific advice and services to tea plantations in the Chittagong region through research.

Chairman of the board Major General. Ashraful Islam inaugurated the office building of the tea research farm on Friday (September 9) at 11:30 am.

Bangladesh Tea Research Institute’s regional research farm has officially started on the tea board’s own land adjacent to Chandpur Belgaon tea plantation in Bashankhali upazila.

The chairman of the tea board said that the newly constructed research farm in Bashankhali will play an important role in the expansion of tea plantations in Chittagong region and hill districts. In this research farm, clone trials of improved varieties and tea seedlings will be produced and distributed to gardens. Apart from this, provision of technical assistance, scientific advice and training will also be provided from farms to orchards.

Later, the chairman of the tea board exchanged views with the managers, employees and tea workers of Chandpur-Belgaon tea plantations and inquired about the advantages and disadvantages of the workers. He highlighted various initiatives taken by the government to improve the quality of life of the workers.

At that time Board Member (Research and Development) Mohammad Nurullah Noori, Acting Secretary Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Chief Scientific Officer of Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI). Md. Abdul Aziz, Dr. Taufiq Ahmad, Tea Board Officer, Garden Manager, employees and workers were present.

Bangladesh Time: 1650 hrs September 09, 2022
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