BSS, Sylhet – The greater Sylhet region has great potential of strawberry cultivation, growers of the high valued fruit, said on Monday, urging media to encourage others to produce it. The cash crop strawberry, mainly grown in chilly weathers in western countries, has been taking ground in some places of the country because of its high demand and good profit margin. Sylhet is the latest in the series of introducing strawberry compared to come other parts of the country, including Savar, Panchagarh and Jessore, the growers said at a conference here. They said the government should come forward with incentives at public and private levels to grow strawberry as part of efforts to offset impacts of global economic slowdown on local exports. They also demanded distribution of khas lands for strawberry production. Rotary Club of Sylhet Sunshine in cooperation with Sylhet Chamber, Bangladesh Strawberry Samity and Rangdhanu Agro Complex Limited organised the function, which was chaired by Rotarian Shamim Ahmed. President of Sylhet Chamber Zunun Mahmud Khan, general secretary of Strawberry Samity Dr M Manzur Hossain and managing director of Rangdhanu Agro Dewan Sultan.