CCCI hails PM order to keep CCH open round the clock

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 11 Jul 2017, 22:03:16
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CCCI hails PM order to keep CCH open round the clock

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CHITTAGONG, Jul 11: President of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mahbubul Alam has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for her sincerity and special initiative to expedite exports, imports and business by issuing executive order to keep the Customs House activities in the port round the clock.

On behalf of exporters, importers, businesses, traders and others concerned in Chittagong, Alam said Chittagong Port and Chittagong Custom House play a pivotal role in national economy.

In this context, the businesses of the port city through CCCI have demanded the authority keep offices of the Custom House and Port open round the clock as port activities and Custom House assessment were being disrupted for different reasons over the months.

Realising the urgency, Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has passed an order recently to keep the Custom House open for 24 hours to speed up exports, imports and assessment activities.

This is very inspiring and will be considered by businesspeople of the country an epoch-making step taken by the Prime Minister, he said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

In the statement, he also urged the C&F agents, shipping agents, freight forwarders, BSTI (Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution) and others concerned to keep their offices open round the clock to turn the country towards its goal of becoming a developed nation by 2041 as envisaged by the government.

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