PRAN Dairy Limited (PDL) and Oxfam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install two milk chilling plants in Rangpur and Gaibandha districts.
PDL Chief Operating Officer M Muniruzzaman and M B Akhter, Programme Director of Oxfam signed the MoU on behalf of the respective organizations at Oxfam Bangladesh Country Office recently, said a press release today.
PDL-Oxfam joint initiative aims to provide benefits to about 2000 small-holder women dairy producers by linking them with high value forward milk market so that they can sell 2000-3000 litres of raw milk daily to the chilling plants of PDL.
Muniruzzaman said, “PRAN Dairy is working directly with the farmers with a view to increasing milk production in the country and I hope the farmers will be benefitted through the two chilling plants”.
Snehal V Soneji, Country Director of Oxfam Bangladesh said “PRAN as a Bangladeshi multinational corporation is playing important role in women empowerment and socio-economic development through its various activities.”
Rajib Ibne Islam, General Manager (Dairy) and Dr Md Rakibur Rahman, Chief Dairy (Extension) of PRAN Dairy were also present at the signing ceremony.