Bangladesh to import 250,000 tonne rice from Vietnam.

Bangladesh has signed a deal with Vietnam to import 250,000 tonne of rice. Bangladesh will buy 50,000 tonne of parboiled rice at $470 per tonne, and 200,000 tonne of white rice at $430 a tn. The government had earlier planned to buy 1.5 million tonne of grain during the Boro crop season (Nov-May) this year. The floods damaged Boro crops, which would have yielded 600,000 tonne of rice.