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Import-export through Benapole resume after 4 days

17 October 2021

Our Correspondent :
Import-Export trade between the two countries resumed through Benapole port after being closed for four consecutive days from Saturday morning. Imports-Exports between the two countries were closed for four consecutive days on the occasion of Durga Puja. However, Passport passenger travel was normal.
Benapole Port Director (Traffic) Abdul Jalil said, After 4 consecutive days of Durga Puja holiday Imports-Export between India and Bangladesh have resumed from Saturday morning. 102 trucks of goods have been imported through Benapole port from morning till noon. 65 trucks of goods have been exported from Bangladesh to India. The concerned people have been instructed to unload the goods stuck in the port due to the closure.
Benapole is the largest land port in South Asia. The government earns Tk 6,000 crore from this port every fiscal year. Due to the ease of communication, 80 per cent of the country's Industrial raw materials and garments Industries are imported through this port. In terms of revenue, Benapole port is commercially second position to Chittagong port.
About 10 thousands people were directly involved with this port including port's, customs, C&F agents, Importers, exporters and various government and non-government organizations.
Due to the closure for 4 consecutive days, the government has to be deprived

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