DHAKA Feb 26 Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina inaugurated on Sunday the country's first solar-powered
food warehouse with a capacity of 25,000 tonnes of grain in the
northern part of the country.
The modernised, multi-storey warehouse was built with
financial and technical support from Japan.
Food silos are crucial for natural disaster-prone Bangladesh
to keep stocks safe from water and other threats.
The world's fourth-biggest producer of rice, Bangladesh uses
almost all of its production to feed its population of 160
million, and often needs imports to cope with shortages caused
by natural calamities such as floods or droughts.
Bangladesh imports around 4.5 million tonnes of wheat a year
to meet growing demand, while the country's output has stagnated
at about 1 million tonnes.
(Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Mark Potter)