First planeload of onion arrives from Pakistan (video)

Staff Correspondent
20 November 2019, Wed
Published: 10:42 Updated: 10:42

First planeload of onion arrives from Pakistan (video)

A cargo aircraft carrying imported onion from Pakistan has arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday night, (Nov 20).

Airport Civil Aviation Director (Security) Group Captain AHM Towhidul Ahsan said to media that the aircraft of Silk Way Airlines, Azerbaijani private cargo airline, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 7:20 pm.

The first consignment of the onion by air arrived, and Air-cargo Silkway West Airlines carrying 82 tones of onion landed.



On the other hand, another aircraft of Saudi Airlines carrying onion from Egypt is scheduled to land at the airport in the early hours of Thursday. On Tuesday, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi told a total of 50,000 metric tones of onion are being imported by air to cool down the overheated onion market.

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