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As $2.5b import bill looms in Ramadan, BB opens crisis cell

Bangladesh will have to spend $2.5 billion on imports of grams, lentils (masur dal), dates, crude soybean oil, palm oil, sugar, and wheat to keep the market well supplied during Ramadan. Of the total amount, $812 million will be spent on the import of 22.19 lakh tonnes of wheat, $974 million one seven lakh tonnes of edible oil, and $385 million on eight lakh tonnes of sugar. The import costs of grams, dates, and lentils for the upcoming Ramadan have been estimated at $134.49 million, $52.67...

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