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Improve HSIA cargo handling services

BGMEA urges ministry

Published : 23 Sep 2021 10:18 PM | Updated : 24 Sep 2021 12:44 AM

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) urged the government to improve cargo handling services at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to facilitate RMG exports.

A delegation of BGMEA led by its acting President SM Mannan (Kochi) made the request to the State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali during a meeting held at the Secretariat in Dhaka on Thursday. 

The information was provided through a press release sent by BGMEA.

BGMEA Vice-President Md Nasir Uddin, Directors Md Mohiuddin Rubel, Md Khosru Chowdhury and Rajiv Chowdhury were present during the meeting. 

BGMEA leaders said that the number of explosive detection scanner should be increased at the airport to speed up the process of scanning export cargoes. 

They also stressed on regular maintenance of the existing EDS in order to keep them operational as scanning process is hampered very often due to technical glitches.

The BGMEA delegation called on bringing RMG goods inside the cargo village or canopy immediately after unloading them from aircraft so that they are not damaged due to rain.

They also requested to take steps to properly stack RMG goods in the cargo shed in a proper order so that export-import cargoes can be found out easily and released quickly.

They further urged not to charge demurrage fees for the delay in releasing goods due to stacking of goods haphazardly at the cargo village.