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Mongla port sets record in car imports

Published : Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 at 6:30 PM  Count : 179
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Mongla port sets record in car imports

Mongla port sets record in car imports


Mongla Port has set the highest record in car imports. About 20,808 vehicles have been imported at the port in the current financial year (2021-22) which is the highest ever.

The first car import was started through Mongla Port  in 2009. In that year, 8,909 vehicles were unloaded at the port. After that, car imports continued to rise.

Mongla Port Authority director Mostafa Kamal said 60 per cent of the country's total imported vehicles came through Mongla Port, while 40 per cent through Chattogram Port in the current financial year.

Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa, chairman of the Mongla Port Authority, said car imports through the Mongla Port have been steadily increasing because of increase of various facilities at the port.

He further said after the inauguration of Padma Bridge, more opportunities have created for traders. Traders can quickly reach Dhaka in just three and a half hours by importing cars.

Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association president Habibullah Don said the distance from Dhaka to Chattogram Port is 260 km, while the distance from Dhaka to Mongla Port is 170 km. Because of the fact that a car will be able to reach different parts of the country including Dhaka in a very short time and at low cost after unloading from the port. So the import of cars through Mongla Port will increase.

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