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‘Faltu’ and ‘Badi Alam’ cycles control Ctg port: TIB

businessnews24bd.com A study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has found that Chittagong port is being controlled by  two cycles named ‘Faltu’ and ‘Badi Alam’ who are involved in transacting money in different stages of customs regularly defying the rules and regulations. The non-governmental corruption watchdog came up with the disclosure by a report of their study titled “Chittagong Port and ... Read More »

Benapole revenue target fails

Benpole Land Port’s revenue has fallen short of target by about Tk 1.20 billion in the just-concluded fiscal, reports bdnews24.com Tk 24.80 billion has been collected against a target of Tk 26 billion set by the National Board of Revenue for the 2013-14 fiscal, said Golam Kibria, an official at Benapole Customs. Businessmen attributed the shortfall to corruption, harassment, theft, ... Read More »

Indefinite work abstention at Hili Land Port continues

businessnews24bd.com Export-import through Hili Land Port came to a halt on Wednesday as four organisaitons went for an indefinite work abstention to press home for their three-point demand.C&F Agent Association, Kuli Sramik Union, Truck Workers’ Coordinated Committee and owners’ group called the programme as the authorities did not meet their demands by Tuesday. The demands are : Bringing an end ... Read More »

Navy exercise grand finale today

businessnews24bd.com Bangladesh Navy will complete  its 16-day long annual exercise through various activities, including  launching of missiles, Rocket Depth Charge (RDC) and surface firing, in the Bay of Bengal today (Monday). The exercise began on February 2 under the code named ‘Exercise Sea Thunder 2014’. The final round of the exercise will begin today in the deep sea. Naval chief ... Read More »

Hilli land port closed indefinitely

Dinajpur’s Hilli land port has been closed indefinitely in protest against the harassment of businesspersons at the border. Export and import through the port was temporarily stopped on Sunday noon. But after a meeting of importers, C&F agents, businesspersons and labour representatives same night, it was decided to close the port indefinitely. Hilli Land Port Import and Export group convener ... Read More »

Trade thru Benapole, Sonamasjid ports resumes

Benapole Correspondent The export-import activities between Bangladesh and India through Benapole and Sonamasjid land ports resumed on Saturday after eight days of suspension on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja. Trade between the two countries resumed in the morning. However, the presence of businessmen for unloading their goods at both the ports was thin. The export-import activities through Benapole ... Read More »

$8.5m deal for Mongla Port dredging

businessnews24bd.com Timblo Drydocks of Goa, India, signed an agreement with the Mongla Port Authority (MPA) for building dredging facilities at the port. Western Marine Shipyard Ltd, a local shipbuilder, will provide technical support to Timblo in the project worth 8.5 million US dollars, said a press release Friday. The project is a part of the soft loan finance scheme of ... Read More »

Land ports to remain open on holydays

businessnews24bd.com The government has decided to remain open the land ports and customs houses to facilitate import of essentials in a bid to ensure smooth supply of the widely consumed items during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr celebration. According to a press note issued by the commerce ministry, the decision is effective from today (Friday) and will continue ... Read More »

Tk 327 cr revenue collected from rivers ports

businessnews24bd.com The government colleted revenue worth Tk 327.4418 crore from the country’s nine inland river ports during the period from 2008-09 to 2012-13. Replying to a question from treasury bench member Md Shahriar Alam, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan told the House today that revenue worth Tk 85.82 crore was collected in 2012-13. The year-wise revenue collection was Tk 50.5762 crore ... Read More »

21 Bangladeshi fishermen, trawler abducted by Nasaka

businessnews24bd.com Myanmar border security force Nasaka abducted 21 Bangladeshi fishermen along with 6 fishing boats, from Naf river adjoining Bangladeshi border of Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Friday evening. All the abducted men were residents of Teknaf upazila. Nasaka abducted them while they were returning home after fishing from Bay of Bengal around 6: 30 p.m. Sources said ... Read More »

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