150 trucks of onion to arrive Saturday through Hili port
Published: 10:24 PM, 18 September 2020 Updated: 10:46 PM, 18 September 2020
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150 trucks of onions have been stranded at the Hili border in Dinajpur as India has stopped onion exports. Those onions are already being rotted. Due to this, the traders of Hili land port are worried. Recently, Indian exporters have said they will be able to export onions from Saturday noon.
Harunur Rashid, an importer at Hili Land Port, said 150 trucks of onions had been issued as LC (letter of credit) before India announced a halt to onion exports on Monday. They will release the onion trucks that were LCed earlier on Sunday.
Another importer, Shahidul Islam Shahid, said half of the onions had already been damaged as trucks full of onions had been stuck at the Hili border since Monday. Even if the trucks enter the country on Saturday or Sunday, more than half of the onions will not be suitable for consumption. This will cause a loss of Tk 5-6 lakh per truck. The price of onion is Tk 42 per kg.