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UNIDO’s help sought to set up livestock inspection labs

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Staff reporter Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Wednesday sought assistance from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to set up world-class livestock inspection laboratories in the country. The minister came up with the request at a meeting with UNIDO Director General Li Yong held on the sidelines of a two-day international conference on investment in Vienna, the capital city of Austria, said a handout here. UNIDO organized the second forum, titled ‘Partnerships to scale up investment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID),’ that concluded on Wednesday. Various aspects of financial and technical assistance of UNIDO to the industrial sector of Bangladesh came up for the discussions at the bilateral meeting. The Industries Minister said Bangladesh is prioritizing industrialization for boosting its economic growth, and the Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) program taken by the UNIDO is a time-befitting initiative for Bangladesh. Amu urged Li Yong to consider Bangladesh as a pilot country for implementing the ISID program. Praising Bangladesh for improving the industrial sector of Bangladesh, the UNIDO Director General said Bangladesh has achieved a tremendous progress in improving the quality of products and diversification of products in recent times.