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Payra Sea Port to open commercially Saturday

Patuakhali Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian will inaugurate the commercial activities of Payra seaport, the country`s third seaport, on Saturday. The Premier will formally open the activities through unloading goods from a commercial ship through video conference. Prime Minister inaugurated Payra deep seaport site on November 19, 2013 and development work began soon after. Earlier in the same months, parliament ... Read More »

Bangladesh starts new fiscal with plummeting exports Bangladesh has started the 2016-17 fiscal with exports taking a hit in another blow after remittance from expatriates plummeted. The country earned over $2.53 billion in July, the first month of the new financial year, 3.5 percent down from the same month last fiscal year. The export in the month has missed the target by 25 percent. Economists and ... Read More »

Chinese ship anchors at BD’s Payra Port ahead of inauguration on Aug 13

Patuakhali Correspondent Payra Sea Port has unofficially been flagged off through the anchorage of a commercial vessel from China. MV Fortune Bird reached the outer anchorage of the port in southwestern Patuakhali district on Monday afternoon. The vessel, however, could not unload the 53,000 tonnes stone, mostly for the Padma Bridge, due to bad weather, Payra Port Authority Chairman Captain ... Read More »

Hasina, Modi inaugurate Benapole-Petrapole integrated check post Dhaka and New Delhi today opened the newly-constructed modern integrated check post at Benapole-Petrapole point of India-Bangladesh border, in a bid to facilitate increased trade between the two countries. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the check post through a video conference. From her official residence Gono Bhaban in Dhaka, Sheikh Hasina ... Read More »

Smuggling of illegal goods : Operation Irene begins at Ctg Port

Chittagong Bureau Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate started a two-day special drive, ‘Operation Irene’, on Monday to prevent smuggling of illegal goods, small arms, explosives and drugs through Chittagong port. The special operation is being carried out as part of global operation Irene of Regional Intelligence Liaison Office, Asia Pacific (RILO AP), said Additional Director General of Customs Intelligence and ... Read More »

Nepal wants transshipment facility Nepal is very interested to use Chittagong and Mongla sea ports and land ports in a bid to expand trade. The Nepal government has formally sent a proposal to the Bangladesh government. Following the proposal, the government has formed a technical committee to scrutinize the flexibility. High powered delegations of two countries held a meeting at the conference room ... Read More »

Payra Seaport to be built on G-to-G, FDI basis: Minister Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Tuesday said that the Payra Seaport would be built on a government-to-government (G-to-G) and foreign direct investment (FDI) basis. The minister made the assertion while replying to a question from opposition bench member AKM Maidul Islam of Kurigram in the Jatiya Sangsad. Shajahan Khan said the government will provide land and build infrastructure for ... Read More »

Trade thru’ Benapole land port halted

Benapole Correspondent Export and import activities through Benapole Land Port came to a halt on Wednesday following an assault on a joint commissioner of the Port’s Customs House allegedly by Bangladesh Chattra League men. Inspector of Benapole Customs Rafiqul Islam said some local Chhatra League leaders wanted to purchase to have some goods put on auction by the Customs authorities ... Read More »

No export, import at Akhaura port on July 25, 26

Export and import operations at the Akhaura land port in Brahmanbaria will remain suspended for two days from Saturday due to the repair of a bridge in the port area, reports    The port’s Assistant Revenue Officer Md Mizanur Rahman, however, said passenger movement from Bangladesh and India would remain unhampered. Regular ‘commercial activities’ would resume on Monday, he ... Read More »

Beanpole Land Port resumes operation after Eid vacation

Work has resumed at the Benapole Land Port after an unusually long Eid vacation. Trading between India and Bangladesh started on Monday morning, but was low key as all the officials and workers of the Customs, port authority, C&F, and the transport agencies were yet to get back to work, Check Post Cargo department’s Assistant Revenue Officer Anjan Das ... Read More »