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Teknaf Port: Controversy over spoiled goods

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  • 30 September, 2022 01:09:39

Javed Iqbal Chowdhury, Cox's Bazar: A commercial boat detained at Teknaf for two months has been released. The boat carrying goods from Myanmar arrived at Teknaf port on July 1 with various goods including betel nut, adha. After that, due to the conflict over the delivery of spoiled products by injecting salt water, the victim suffered Border trade traders in Teknaf intercepted it. Finally, considering Bangladesh Myanmar border situation and liberal commercial attitude, Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (Acting) and AC Land Erfanul Haque Chowdhury released the boat after a meeting with port officials on September 30. Confirming the news, Erfanul Haque Chowdhury said, "The boat was detained for bringing spoiled goods from Myanmar and delivering them to Teknaf port. Later, after receiving the information, the boat was released. I have advised the traders and C&F agencies of the two countries to sit and solve this issue." Arfatur Rahim, in-charge of Seven Star C&F Agent of Teknaf Shoal Port, said, "The boat arrived at Teknaf last July 1 with 6 tons of goods from Myanmar. Myanmar's C&F agent called Tuainji completed all the transactions and brought the boat to Teknaf Port. But when unloading the goods It can be seen that about 500 sacks of one kotra, including betel nut, worth one crore taka worth of products were destroyed by salt water. Apart from my 356 sacks, 50 sacks of businessman Ferdous and 90 sacks of Saddam's products. As there was no agreement on this issue, the Teknaf Shoal Port Authority and the Revenue Department were informed and the boat was forced to return to Myanmar. About this incident Jasim Uddin Chowdhury, manager of Teknaf United Land Port Limited, said, "The businessmen affected by Teknaf stopped the boat bringing goods from Myanmar. Later, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (acting) and President of Port Management Committee Erfanul Haque Chowdhury coordinated and solved it." On the other hand, several illegal shops in front of the main gate of Teknaf port were eviction and operations were carried out to remove trucks standing on the side of the road causing traffic jam. At that time, Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station, along with port officials were present.

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