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40 more ambulances gifted by India arrive


Published : 26 Aug 2021 10:08 PM

The third consignment of forty more life support ambulances gifted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Bangladesh through Benapole Port on Thursday morning. 

After clearance from the Petrapole port in India the ambulances entered the transshipment yard of Benapole port.

After completing the formalities of Customs and Port authority the ambulances will leave for Dhaka today.

During his visit in Bangladesh on March 26-27 this year, in a joint effort to deal with Corona pandemic  the Prime Minister of India Narendra Madi announced the gift of 109 life support ambulances.

Mehedi Hasan, Manager, C&F Agent Uttara Motors Ltd said the the ambulance gifted from the Indian government. Necessary documents have been submitted to complete the customs and port formalities.

The ambulances will delivered from the port for Dhaka after the complete of customs and port formalities.

Benapole Port Deputy Director Abdul Jalil Said that, During his visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27 this year,  the Prime Minister of India Narendra Madi announced the gift of 109 life support ambulances to the Government of Bangladesh. As part of this, 40 ambulances entered Benapole port from Petrapole port this morning.

The rest of the ambulances will arrive in Bangladesh in phases next September.

An ambulance with the first consignment of gifts from the Government of India arrived in the country on March 21, 30 ambulances arrived in the country on 7 August and 40 ambulances arrived on 30 August.

With this, a total of 71 ambulances came to the country. Every ambulance that comes as a gift has ventilation facilities.

Benapole Customs House Additional Commissioner Dr.Neyamul Islam said, this morning, 40 life support ambulances entered Bangladesh through Benapole port in the name of Indian High Commission in Dhaka. 

A C&F agent Uttara Motors Ltd has submitted IGM to the Customs Cargo branch. The ambulances will leave for Dhaka today after completing customs and port formalities he added.