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16. June 2021

Bangladesh parliament passes new legislation on salt iodization

Under the proposed law, a 14-member national salt committee - with the industries secretary as its chairman - will be formed to oversee the nation’s production, processing, refining, storage,...

03. February 2021

Iodine Salt Bill placed in the Parliament

Industries Minister Nurul Mazid Mahmud Humayun placed the bill in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, reports BSS

07. August 2015

Bangladesh: Iodized salt will help build a healthy nation

Speakers at a function stressed the need for using iodised salt in a measured way among the people to build a sound and healthy society. "The benefits of using iodised salt are numerous, as the whole...

31. December 2014

GAIN will develop national iodine policy in Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh has asked the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to lead on the development of the country’s Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Act. The country, which is...

11. June 2014

Bangladesh will not import salt this year to ensure fair prices of domestic iodized salt

The government of Bangladesh will not allow any import of salt this year to ensure fair prices of salt produced by local farmers, said the Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu. “We are self sufficient...


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