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NFPA to expand market network

The National Food Promotion Authority (NFPA) has been inactive in the past. Therefore, Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed that the market network of the NFPA be expanded in order to strengthen the process of providing fair prices to local farmers and subsidized prices to consumers.

The Minister was speaking at a Progress Review Meeting of the National Food Promotion Board held at the Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday (30).

New products introduced by the NFPA include an all-spice pack, fruit and herbal soft drinks and budget packs.

A number of National Food Promotion Authority which have been inactive will be reopened on Minister Amaraweera's instructions.

The Dehiwela outlet is already in operation while another outlet will be opened within the next two months in Wattala Hunupitiya. Three more outlets are to be opened at the Ministry of Finance, Colombo Overview Residences premises and the Ministry of Agriculture premises respectively.

Minister Amaraweera also said that businessmen engaged in minor production be granted more opportunities to market their products at National Food Promotion Authority outlets.

The Minister further said: "These days, everyone in the country is suffering from economic difficulties. Therefore, attention should be paid to market the food items sold by National Food Promotion Authority's outlets at concessionary prices as a form of relief to the consumers. Even the small discount we give is very important to the customers during these difficult times. With the prices of all products increasing, it is vital that we take measures to strengthen the chain of NFPA outlets.

National Food Promotion Board Chairman Palinda Sagara and others participated in this event.



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