The air cargo carrying the first shipment of onions from Egypt is expected to arrive Dhaka on Tuesday.
S Alam Group is importing huge quantities of onions in its first shipment as the country is facing acute onion crisis.
To reign in skyrocketing prices of onion, the government Friday decided to import onion from Turkey by air on an emergency basis.
Apart from the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh, some private organisations have already completed all necessary formalities for importing the key cooking ingredient from onion producing countries including Afghanistan and UAE through air cargo on an emergency basis.
Breaking all the previous records, the price of onion jumped to Tk250 per kg in the domestic market on Friday, triggering outrage among consumers.