Meeting held in Benapole to make trade more dynamic

Published : 17 Nov 2021 09:21 PM | Updated : 20 Nov 2021 12:18 PM

A meeting of customs, ports and traders of the two countries was held in No-mans land area to make the import-export trade between India and Bangladesh more dynamic through Benapole port in compliance with health rules on Tuesday afternoon. 

At the invitation of Indian C&F Staff Association the meeting was attended by 13 delegates from each country.

Benapole Custom House Joint Commissioner Abdur Rashid Mia and Deputy Commissioner Anupam Chakma, Benapole Port Deputy Director Abdul Jalil and Assistant Director Sanjay Kumar Barai, Benapole C&F Agents Association President Mofijur Rahman Sazon , Secretary Emdadul Haque Lota, Khairuzaman Modhu, Matiar Rahman, Director, India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Sajedur Rahman, General Secretary, C&F Agents Staff Association for Bangladesh.

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Sree Gridhar Sarangi, Assistant Commissioner, Indian Petrapole Customs Station, Gopal Set, Chairman, Bangaon Municipality, Raju Goswami, President, Kolkata C&F Agents Association and Karthik Chakraborty, General Secretary, Petrapole Staff Association were also present at the discussion.

Benapole C&F Agents Association President Mofizur Rahman Sajan said, How to make import-export trade activities more dynamic by complying with health rules through Benapole land ports, Identifies problems in the ports of the two countries in conducting import-export activities it was decided to implement it quickly. Indian Kalitala parking problem, The BGB-BSF checked cargo truck of the two countries were avoided for a long time and alternative issues were discussed.

Benapole Port Assistant Director (Traffic) Sanjay Kumar Barai said, There is a shortage of space in the Indian port of Petrapole. Due to that, six thousands of trucks were stuck in the privately owned Kalitala parking lot in Bangaon. The traders are incurring huge financial losses. 

If 700 loaded trucks are imported every day, there is no problem in Benapole port.

Benapole Customs House Joint Commissioner Abdur Rashid Mia said, In the long time of Corona, there have been fruitful discussions to resolve the issues that have been identified in order to restore trade dynamism between the two countries. 

Any problem between the two countries can be discussed again with the aim of increasing revenue.

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