Country’s largest land customs house is in Benapole of Jashore. At this customs house, the amount of revenue collection has exceeded expectations in the fiscal year 2020-21, even amid the corona pandemic situation.
Benapole Customs House has achieved the highest growth of 57.50 percent as compared to the previous years. Despite the revised target of Tk 6,100 crore in the 2020-21 fiscal year, Benapole Customs House earned Tk 4,148.27 crore at the end of the fiscal year. Which is 1 thousand 951.73 crore less than the target.
However, Benapole Customs House has earned the highest revenue this year as compared to the last fiscal year.
Benapole Customs House sources said, Benapole Customs House’s revenue collection target for the current fiscal year, had been set at Tk 6,500 crore. Which is more than TK 500 crore from 2020-21 financial year.
However, like other fiscal years, the revenue collection target is lagging behind. Benapole Customs House has been successful in growth compared to previous years. This is the highest growth year in the fiscal year 2020-21 compared to the last few years.
However, traders say that if equality is increased in Benapole port, it is not a matter of implementing the revenue collection target.
In the last 2019-2021, the revenue collection target was 5 thousand 563.59 crore. In contrast, the revenue
collection was Tk 2,635.77 crore. In that year, the revenue income decreased Tk 2,927.82 crore.