On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and May Day, import and export activities resumed on Sunday after being closed for nine consecutive days through Sonahat land port on the Bhurungamari border in the Kurigram district.
Mohammad Gias Uddin, assistant director (traffic) of Sonahat land port, said the port was reopened at around 10 am on Sunday with the arrival of nine stone-laden trucks from Golakganj land port in Dhubri district of Assam, India. As a result, activity has returned to the land port.
Sarkar Rakib Ahmed Jewel, president of the Sonahat Land Port Customs C&F Agents Association, said Friday, April 29, was a weekly holiday. Besides, import-export activities were closed for 9 consecutive days from April 30 to May 7, including holidays.
He further said that through this land port, garment fabric, partex board, soybean oil, plastic products, and readymade garments are being exported from Bangladesh to India. Besides, stone and coal are being imported from India.