Patenga’s new container terminal in Chattogram is expected to open in June, said Chattogram port authority chairman rear admiral M Shahjahan on Sunday.
‘After the opening of the terminal, it’ll be possible to handle 145 million TEUS containers in a year,’ he said.
Shahjahan revealed the information while talking at a views-exchange meeting with Ambassador of the European Union to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley, Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Enrico Nunziata and with a BGMEA delegation at the Chattogram port building.
‘At present, Chattogram Port has the capacity to contain 50,000 TEUs containers. Now there are 39,000 TEUS containers at the port. Once the Bay Terminal and Patenga Terminal are opened, it’ll help enhance the capacity of the port,’ he said.
Italian Ambassador to Dhaka Enrico Nunziata said, ‘Bangladeshi products are popular in Italy and a ship was launched on the Italy-Bangladesh route which creates huge opportunities to enhance trade between the two countries. Hope, the trade relations between the two countries will be strengthened further.’
BGMEA President Faruk Hasan said that BGMEA had been working relentlessly for the development of the garment sector as Bangladesh’s apparels has a demand in different countries due its design and quality.
‘We hope the sector will grow further with our united efforts,’ he said.
Source : New Age