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Sylhet Correspondent

Farmers of Sylhet are forward to use information technology. They are consulting with agriculture call centre. They listen radio and watch T.V. In village level AICC establish. farmers and agriculture officers said this.

In 2014 govt start a 5 digit short code for agriculture call center Its no 16123. farmers Receive agriculture, Fisheries and livestock information by calling mobile call to agri  call centre. everyday its run from 9to 5 Mp Incept govt holiday. call rate is 25 paisa per minute.

Khamarbari of Dhaka give 200 former their service by call centre. Sylhet radio office informed. 5 Specialist are involve in call centre. Monthly working day is 24.

Agriculture office of Sylhet radio informed, we established AICC to give information at grass root level. farmer are taking service by various club. agri experts give ICT Information by Materials.

Sylhet Radio broadcast 2 progrmme one is ajker chasabad and shamol sylhet.

Biswanath president of AICC Cherage Ali said their programme is praiseworthy.

sunamgonj president AICC S Sobhen said, their working make a Vibration to root level cultivators.

Livestock officer of sylhet Dr. Nurul Islam said they run their work to motivate people.

Sylhet agriculture University dean of fisheries said, he is informed about call center. people must be motivated.

A.D of Sylhet Agriculture Directorate Krishono chandro hore said, they give bust service. Source said in june 2012 govt agri call center start its function, International NGO Practical Action give help to it.

Christmas celebrated

Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christians community marking the birth of Jesus Christ, was celebrated in Sylhet City on Sunday with festivity and fanfare.

On the occasion, special dishes were prepared in the families of members of the community and the children were seen seeking blessings from the elders.

Apart from organizing special prayers in churches, cutting Christmas cakes, carol singing, exchange of pleasantries and decoration of Xmas trees and main houses of the Christian were the major features of the day.

Churches in the city’s Noyasorak vibrated with daylong frequent visit of Christians where they joined in special prayers.

A huge size Christmas cake was cut by the hotel authority with children of different ages who were present there.

Courier service providers

charge double


Courier service providers in the Sylhet district have increased charges almost double, much to dissatisfaction of its daily users.

Three companies- Sundarban Courier Services limited, SA Paribahan and Continental Courier Services Limited are providing parcel, postal and cargo services. Suddenly, the companies have increased service charges without any prior notice to the regular users, according to field sources.

Local office sources of the companies said that the head offices of the respective service providers took decision to increase service charges. They are just carrying out the command accordingly, the sources added.

Depending on size and weight of a particular document of product, charges have been increased, sources informed.

As transportation and fuel cost including some other costs have gone high, they had to raise the service charges, the sources continued.

Local manager of SA Paribahan said “Service charges of our company are higher than other companies as we provide quality services”.

Sylhet manager of Sundarban Courier Services, said that the newly imposed service charges have been effective since last November23. Minimum charge for postal service is now Tk 25, earlier it was Tk 15, he added.

On the other hand, officials of Continental Courier Services informed that they have increased only Tk 5 for postal service; the earlier charge was Tk 15.  SA Paribahan sources said, they are also collecting Tk 5 more than the previous rate.

Anwar Hossain, a regular user of courier services said, “We will have to go back to the government postal services, if its quality is ensured”.

Another user Saleh Ahmed said, “If the courier service providers to continue realise the increased charge, for we have to search alternatives”.

Lawyer Shohidul Islam said, the government should monitor private service providers closely to remove such hassle.


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