Indian ginger has been imported into Bangladesh for the first time through Nakugaon land port in Sherpur. A truck loaded with two tonnes of Indian ginger imported in February arrived at the Nakugaon land port on Saturday. Earlier last year on July 15, a shipment of one and a half tons of dried chillies entered Bangladesh through the port from India. The port authority feels that ginger is imported as good news for traders.
According to the source of the port authority, the import of 19 products has been approved through Nakugaon land port, one of the largest in the country, but the port has become dependent on the import of stone and coal only. The import of coal through this port has almost stopped due to legal complications on the other side of India. Sometimes stone import is also stopped due to various complications. When the import of stone and coal stopped, the port became inactive. In this, the workers have to remain unemployed for a long time of the year. Businessmen also become lazy. Therefore, all kinds of products have been demanding import-export for a long time. Recently, ginger has been added as another product to be imported here. At present, only stone imports are going on, but recently ginger was added on Saturday after dry chillies.
The owner of Ma Traders, a ginger importing company. Kamrul Islam said, ‘LC has been made to the traders of Meghalaya, India for the import of 9 tons of ginger. Among them, I imported two tons of ginger through Nakugaon land port on Saturday. The rest of the ginger will come in stages.’
Mostafizur Rahman Mukul, president of Import Exporters Association, said, ‘Ginger import is a good news for us. We want all kinds of goods to be opened for import and export through this port.
In this regard, the assistant director of Nakugaon land port. Mostafizur Rahman said that an organization called Ma Enterprise has experimentally imported two tons of ginger through this port. Government will provide all necessary support to traders to import all legal goods at this port.