2 agro-processing units in the offing in Rajshahi region
RAJSHAHI, Feb 3: Construction works of two modern agro- processing factories are progressing fast in the region with an ultimate goal of adding value of the agricultural products especially mango, tomato and potato. A plant named Hashem Agro-processing Industry is being built on 40 bighas of land at Rishikul under Godagari upazila of the district with the initiative of Sazib Corporation setting target to manufacture mango pulp in the coming mango season.
Another factory is being planned be Vegan Group on 50 bighas of land at Rohanpur under Chapainawabgonj district, where a pulping plant will also be established.
With this venture, cold storage for both mango and tomato is going to be built for the first time in the two districts.
In addition to pulp preservation, the factories will preserve mango, tomato and potato in small-scale.
Sohel Rana, Plant Manager of Hashem Agro-processing Industry, told BSS that the plant will process 30,000 tons of mango and 20,000 tons of tomato every year for producing pulp with ultimate goal of manufacturing mango-juice and tomato-sauce respectively. “We will establish cold storage assembling modern machineries for the pulp preservation,” Sohel Rana said.
He added that the plant will also have provision for preservation of adequate mango, tomato and potato after segregating the quality ones with modern automatic machine.
On commissioning, he said around 500 people will get job in the factory directly, which will benefit another around one lakh people indirectly.