Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Onions imported from India after opening LCs, we want it: BLPA chairman

Published 10:00 pm | September 17, 2020

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Online Desk : Bangladesh Land Ports Authority (BLPA) chairman has said local importers will get back the consignments of onion which they imported opening letters of credit (L/Cs) before the ban imposed by the Indian government on export.

“We’ll get back the onions, for which, we have opened L/Cs. It’s our right. We want it. We’ll demand it,” said KM Tariqul Islam, chairman of the Bangladesh Land Ports Authority on Thursday.

He was taking to importers at a meeting during a visit at Hili Land Port in Dinajpur to see operation and development works of Panama Hili Port Link Limited.

The land port chairman thinks that a tense situation prevailing in the country over onion scarcity is “illogical.” “I think that the tense sitaution created in the country over onion is psychological. There is no reason to be panicked over onion in the context of its local production this year, import in recent months, and stock in our godowns,” he said.

Tariqul Islam held the meeting with local importers and exporters, traders, customs officials, C&F Agent Association, Importers and Exporters Group and the Hili Land Port Authority. They discussed various issues at the meeting.

Hakimpur upazila chairman Harun Ur Rashid, UNO Abdur Rafiul Alam, Customs Deputy Commissioner Saidul Alam, Poura mayor Jamil Hossain and Land Port’s director Ananta Kumar Chakravary were present at the meeting.

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