‘Bangladesh allows tax-free food transport to Tripura’

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The Bangladesh government has allowed tax-free food transport to Indian state Tripura.

“We have been informed that the Bangladesh government will not charge anything for transshipment and transportation of rice through its port and roads for Tripura as a goodwill gesture,” said a senior official of the state administration.

The Bangladesh government has waived the transshipment charge from Food Corporation of India (FCI) to facilitate transportation of 10,000MT rice for Tripura.

The transportation work will be done by some 700 Bangladeshi goods carriers via Ashuganj sea port, the report said.

The official added that the Bangladesh government has already cleared transshipping of rice from Haldia port in West Bengal to Ashuganj.

Bangladesh foreign ministry has also intimated it’s Indian counterparts to allow tax-free transportation of rice from sea port to the Akhaura land custom station.

They also decided to renovate 58 km roads from the port to the land custom station at its own cost.

The renovation will help a smooth and speedy movement of trucks, officials said.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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