Khalid for expansion of land ports to ease export, import

23 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Tuesday said the land port facilities will be expanded to ease export-import through the ports for flourishing trade and commerce and strengthening regional relations.

“Land ports are playing an important role for the country’s economic progress. Development activities of the land ports are underway to ease export-import by road to expand export-import and regional trade and strengthen relations between neighboring countries,” he told a view- exchange with officials and employees of Bangladesh Land Port Authority at its office, reports BSS.

Khalid said at present the country has 23 land ports while 12 ports- Benapole, Bhomra, Burimari, Akhaura, Nakugaon, Tamabil, Sonahat, Sonamasjid, Hili, Teknaf, Bibirbazar and Banglabandha remain active.

Developments of Bilonia, Gobrakura-Karaituli, Ramgarh, Chilahati, Tegamukh, Doulatganj, Sheola, Dhanuakamalpur, Balla, Darshana and Biral land ports are underway, he said.