Monday, 5 June, 2023

No export-import at Hili land port on May Day

On the occasion of International Labour Day (May Day), all activities including the import and export of goods between Bangladesh and India through Hili land port in Dinajpur have been stopped.

Abdur Rahman Liton, president of the Banglahili Customs C&F Agents Association, said, "May Day is being observed across the world today. Therefore, it has been decided to stop the import-export activities between the two countries through Hili land port today as it is a transport-labour-based operation, and this is a public holiday. All port operations will resume on Tuesday.”

SM Haider, assistant manager of Panama Hili Port Link Limited, a private operator, said the land port authority has organized a discussion with the workers at 11 am. There will be a doa mahfil and food will be distributed among the workers.

Sheikh Ashraful, officer-in-charge (OC) of Hili Immigration Check-post, said immigration activities are normal from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm every day of the week, and they are exempt from public holidays. On May Day, the import and export of goods, including the activities of the land port, will be closed, but using the check post, travelers will be able to move between Bangladesh and India with valid visas.