Import-Export resume at Akhaura port
Published: 03:20 PM, 5 August 2020
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
After the Eid-ul-Azha holiday, exports to India have resumed through the Akhaura land port in Brahmanbaria. After a six-day holiday, export activities have returned to normal since Wednesday morning.
Rajib Uddin Bhuiyan, joint general secretary of Akhaura Land Port Importers-Exporters Association, confirmed the matter.
With the start of exports, the land port has become functional again. However, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Akhaura International Immigration Checkpost has been closed for passengers since March 12.
Business leader Rajib Uddin Bhuiyan said that the six-day holiday at the port started on July 30 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Exports of goods to India have started from Wednesday after the holiday. Several trucks loaded with edible oil, cement and food items have entered the Agartala land port since morning.
Through Akhaura land port, various products including cement, edible oil, plastic, cotton and food items are exported daily to Agartala, the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. From there, the exported goods are supplied to the northeastern states of the country.