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Digital Qurbani: Bangladesh to kick off online animal market amid lockdown

The decision was taken on Thursday night in the presence of a senior official of the Commerce Ministry, the mayor of Dhaka North City and many others.

The decision was taken on Thursday night in the presence of a senior official of the Commerce Ministry, the mayor of Dhaka North City and many others.

Dhaka  —The digital market for sacrificial animals is going to start from next Sunday. Only the Association of (E-CAB) and farmers of Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Association (BDFA) approved organizations will be able to sell animals at this year’s digital market.

Today, Friday, the General Secretary of the E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-CAB) Abdul Waheed Tamal confirmed this information to media. He said the digital sacrificial animal market is going to start from Sunday (July 4).

The decision was taken on Thursday night in the presence of a senior official of the Commerce Ministry, the mayor of Dhaka North City and many others.

According to e-Cab sources, on June 30, the Ministry of Commerce released a guideline on the management of digital sacrificial animal markets.

Hafizur Rahman, Director General of WTO Cell, has given guidelines on the purchase and sale of animals at the Digital Sacrifice Cattle Market and Slaughtering Services.

Following the directions of the Ministry of Commerce, this year’s Digital Korbani Hat is being implemented by Dhaka North City Corporation, E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Dairy Farm Association. The technical support is provided by A2I’s online platform Ekshop.

According to e-Cab, the guidelines have fixed the responsibilities of the parties involved and the rules for buying and selling animals. It mentions what rules to follow for selling animals, what information to have.

In addition, if the customer is not able to give the sacrificial animal in time, action has been taken against those organizations.

However, only e-Cab and BDFA authorized member organizations can participate in this platform. In addition, vendors approved by the deputy commissioner will be able to sell their animals. Such conservative strategies have been put in place considering the safety of the buyer.

Shami Kaiser, president of e-Cab, said at a meeting held on Zoom Online on Thursday (July 1) night that since the market is Eid-centric and the Corona epidemic has increased, we want shoppers to buy animals safely from online.

“Although we added marginal farmers last time, this time it will be difficult to verify. We are only giving opportunity to verified sellers.”

E-Cab General Secretary at the meeting Abdul Wahed Tamal said, “We want to successfully implement Digital Hat with the cooperation of the government and North City Corporation.”

But this time we will connect the buyer-seller. So that they can shop with confidence. We are trying to use Bangladesh Bank Assisted Temporary Screw (ESCROW) service to provide financial security to the buyer, he added.

Atiqul Islam of Dhaka North City Corporation, Hafizur Rahman, Director General of WTO Cell and other senior officials of DNCC, E-Cab and BDFA were present at the meeting.

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