Bangladesh’s export-import activities with India, Nepal and Bhutan via the Banglabandha land port will remain suspended for 10 days, on the occasion of Durga puja and Eid-e-Miladunnabi, port authorities said on Friday. Banglabandha Import-Exporter Group and Phulbari Exporters and Importers Welfare Association of India have taken the decision to keep trading via the land port shut from Friday to October 9. Port authorities said that export-import activities among Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan through the Banglabandha land port will resume on October 10. However, the movement of travellers through the land port will continue as usual, said Banglabandha immigration checkpost officer-in-charge Nazrul Islam.
Export-import activities between Bangladesh and India via the Sonamasjid land port will remain suspended for eight days, on the occasion of Durga puja, port authorities said on Thursday. Abdur Rashid, general secretary of Sonamasjid Land Port C&F Agents Association, said that trade activities will remain closed from Friday to October 7, including weekly holidays, on the occasion of Durga puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community. Port activities will resume on October 8, he said. However, loading and unloading activities of imported goods at the port will remain normal during this period.
Export-import activities between Bangladesh and India through the Hili land port will remain suspended for six days from Monday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims. Read:No trade activities at Panchagarh border from July 12-30 Abdur Rahman Liton, general secretary of Hili land port C&F Agents association, said the authorities concerned of the port, export-import groups and C&F Agents association took the decision after a joint meeting in this regard, he said. “All activities of the port will resume from July 25,” he added.
The export-import activities through Burimari land port in Lalmonirhat will remain suspended for six days from Wednesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims. Ruhul Amin Babul, president of the Burimari Land Port Importers and Exporters’ Association and chairman of Patgram Upazila Parishad, confirmed the matter on Tuesday morning. Read:Benapole Port to remain shut for 3 days According to Burimari Land Port sources, the announcement came from a joint meeting of Burimari Land Port Importers-Exporters Association and C&F Association. Trade activities through Burimari Land Port will remain suspended from May 12 to May 17. The land port activities will resume on May 18. Burimari Land Port Immigration Police Officer Sub-Inspector (SI) Anwar Hossain said, "passengers with passports can cross the border from 9 am to 3 pm with the permission of the High Commission or NOC if there is no instruction to stop immigration." However, those who will return from India have to stay in official quarantine for 14 days.
The export-import activities at Sonamasjid land port remained suspended for four days from August 1 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims.