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190 tons of wheat were destroyed at the port after 6 years of importation

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190 tons of wheat were lying in Banglabandha land port of Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh for about 6 years. It smelled rotten because it had been abandoned for a long time. After sending letters to the government office, finally on Tuesday afternoon, the wheat along with 5 tons of dolomite powder was buried in the ground.

According to Banglabandha land port sources, on January 18, 2018, an importing company named M/s Imtiaz Traders imported 190 tons of wheat from India. But due to the fear of germs in the imported wheat, the land port plant protection center did not give clearance. Later, when the wheat samples were sent to the laboratory of the Department of Agricultural Extension in Dhaka (Khamarbari) for testing, these wheats were found to contain five harmful bacteria. Later due to various complications the wheat could not be sent back to India. Earlier, 5 tonnes of imported dolomite powder was mis-declared. After about 6 years, it was decided to destroy these products.

Banglabanda land port manager Abul Kalam Azad said, ‘The wheat was kept in two warehouses for about 6 years. They are destroyed by insect attack. Despite repeated letters, nothing was done. Insects, rats and poisonous snakes increased in the wheat heaps. Finally the wheats were destroyed under the direction of the port committee. Through this two warehouses of the land port became empty.

Additional Superintendent of Police Md. was also present during the destruction of wheat. Amirullah, Deputy Assistant Director of Department of Environment Yusuf Ali, Assistant Director of 18 BGB Jamal Hossain and others.


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