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Bangladesh Food Suppliers, Accommodation and Other Markets

For information on Bangladesh Food Suppliers, Accommodation and Other Markets contact details, please see the following links: 

4.9 Bangladesh Additional Service Provision Contact List

4.10 Bangladesh Supplier Contact List

Main Food Suppliers

In Bangladesh, the major cereals are rice and wheat while the minor cereals include barley/jab, joar, bazra, cheena and kaon; of the oil seeds, rape and mustard are most important. About 85% of the population is directly or indirectly engaged in agriculture and about 64% of the land is under crop cultivation. 

Within the industrial segments, the processed food industry in Bangladesh represents one of the major sectors in terms of value and employment. The sector accounts for over 22% of all manufacturing production and employs about 20% of labor forces. All food processing enterprises account for 2% of the GDP. The food processing and distribution industries in the country is heterogeneous in nature displaying greater diversity in size, technology, quality of products, processing, preserving, marketing and distributions systems.

The sector is primarily dominated by small and medium enterprises with their strong linkage to the local production and high potential for processing, value addition and export. However, food processing industry in the country lacks proper technical support and well- run proficiency. The food processing industry is heavily dependent on agricultural production as most of its raw material is primarily agro products

For information on Bangladesh Food Suppliers additional details, please see the following documents: 

Bangladesh Food Providers Additional Information

Bangladesh Local Supplies Market Contacts Details and Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.


Accommodation

Other hotels, also in country side, couls be found on Tripadvisor.com, Lonelyplanet.com, etc. Some bookings on-line are OK. Some hotels have corporate rates with UN agencies

Additional Operational Support

The NFIs production & distribution sectors are heterogeneous in nature displaying greater diversity in size, technology, quality of products, marketing and distributions systems. The sector is primarily dominated by small and medium enterprises. The reliability of some producers and distributors is also a major concern.
In normal time, it is possible to find nearly everything in the country, even if it will be easier and cheaper to import certain very technical equipment rather than asking to an import company to process the job.
During emergencies, when national and international NGOs, UN and GoB agencies will all try to get the same items in very large quantities, it is probable that problems will arise:
- The stand-by agreements will not be respected
- The quality of the items provided will decrease suddenly and significantly
- The prices will follow the opposite curve as well as delays for deliveries
This is of course due to the fragmentation of the sector as well as to the fact that no major worldwide leading distribution company is present in the country as a distributor (they are all present as buyers), to set the pace in terms of work organization and professionalism.
Building material - Building equipment will mainly be produced and processed locally and/or through local suppliers.
This is true for all metallic items, timber, bricks, etc. Regarding cement, as Bangladesh is a significant producer, small quantities can be found everywhere at any time. Large quantities can be found directly at the cement factories. It is nearly impossible finding stones & gravel in the country (delta …). Concrete is made using broken bricks. This is a very common job among the poorest population, price depending on the size Brickyards are found everywhere in Bangladesh.