Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the government to expedite development projects at Chattogram port to facilitate export-import.
A BGMEA delegation led by its President Faruque Hassan met with State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury at the secretariat Tuesday.
Former BGMEA president Md Siddiqur Rahman, incumbent first vice-president Syed Nazrul Islam and senior vice-president SM Mannan (Kochi) were present.
The BGMEA leaders thanked the government for taking all the steps that have led to the smooth functioning of the Chattagram port.
They requested the government to expedite the implementation of the projects taken to enhance capacity and improve the port facilities.
Faruque Hassan said the economy of Bangladesh is expanding; so imports and exports of the country are also growing.
He emphasised continuing efforts for enhancing the capacity and efficiency of the Chattogram port to meet the increased demand for exports and imports through the port.
Faruque also called for the government's steps to further improve services and facilities in the land ports of the country to accelerate export and imports.