Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The government plans to set up 92 cooperative markets, one in each ward of the capital Dhaka aiming to protect consumers’ rights and keep away market syndicates.

A five-member committee has been formed to select the sites of the 92 markets in 92 wards in Dhaka. The committee has been asked to submit a report in this regard in 15 workdays.

The directive came at a review meeting chaired by State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Jahangir Kabir Nanak on Sunday.

A total of 114 cooperative markets have already been set up in district and upazila headquarters, including four in the capital.

More cooperative markets will be set up in upazilas (sub-district) and places where the population is dense.

Low-income people will be able to buy essentials from the markets at fair prices.

BBN/SSR/AD-23Jan12-10:41 am  (BST)