Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) Chairman Rear Admiral M Shahjahan said that Patenga Container Terminal (PCT) in Chattogram will begin its operational activities in June this year.
The CPA Chairman hoped that it will be possible to handle 145 million TEUS containers per year after opening of the terminal.
He disclosed this while exchanging views with Charles Steward Whiteley, European Ambassador to Bangladesh, Enrico Nunziata, Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh and BGMEA leaders in the conference room of CPA Building on Sunday noon.
M Shahjahan said that the CPA authority has continued its development activities even during the critical period of Corona epidemic.
Speaking on the occasion Nunziata, Ambassador of Italy said that there is immense potential for trade and commerce in Bangladesh.
Saying that Bangladeshi made garments are popular in Europe Nunziata said that it is created a great opportunity for trade expansion between the two countries after launching of the ship on Chattogram-Italy route.
“I think trade as well as good relations between the two countries will be further strengthened,” he added.
EU Ambassador Steward Whiteley said that the garments products carrying ship has launched in Chattogram-Italy route, for the first time which I think it will create a conducive business environment between both countries.