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22 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Withdrawal of goods transport strike

Ctg port resumes operations

BSS, Chattogram

Goods transportation and containers movement from Chattogram port resumed early yesterday after Bangladesh Truck, Covered-van Goods Transport Owners-Workers Unity Council (BTCGTOWUC), called off their strike following a meeting with the home minister.

Besides, loading and unloading inside the Chattogram port also resumed this morning soon after truckers and covered-van drivers begun the transportation from the port after 18 hours of suspension since 8 am yesterday, Omar Faruq, secretary of Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) said.

Rustam Ali, convener of BTCGTOWUC said that they withdrew the strike at 2 am early today following the assurance to review the new road transport act by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at his Dhanmondi residence in the capital. Container movement and unloading activities from lighterage vessels also resumed from Thursday morning after beginning the transportation, he said.

Huge, trucks, trailers and container-laden-vehicles which were waiting for delivery the entire day yesterday, started from the port 30 minutes into the strike withdrawal announcement, Omar Faruq added. Besides, container-laden vehicles from private off-docks also started for the port soon after the announcement, Faruk, added. Long queues gradually reduced at the port gate since morning after the strike was called off, said Ruhul Amin Sikder, Secretary Bangladesh Inland Container Depots Association (BICDA) Chattogram port.

 

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