Traffic jams on roads to Ctg Port worry users
Published : Thursday, 18 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 771
CHATTOGRAM, July 17: The apex body of the Chattogram businessmen, Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Indiustry (CCCI) held a meeting with the stakeholders of the prime sea port of the country, Chattogram Port, for the recent unprecedented traffic congestion on the Airport Road and all the roads surrounding the port.
The meeting held at the World Trade Centre of the CCCI on Wednesday.
All the members of CCCI, representatives of different business organization of the port city and CPA, police force, administrations and all other related bodies with the Chattogram Port activities attended the meeting.
The speakers expressed grave concern over the situation.
Mahbubul Alam President of CCCI told the Daily Observer, said that the unprecedented tailback on the surrounding roads of the port had been badly affected the national trade and commerce.
He claimed that the import and export trade had been affected seriously. "Now we have lost the image in the international arena due to delay in loading and unloading in the Chattogram Port," Mahbub said.
The speakers in the meeting blamed the construction of the elevated expressway from the Airport to Barik Building without alternative arrangement for the traffic movement.
They urged the Prime Minister to tackle the situation urgently in order to protect the national trade and commerce.
The CCCI President told the Daily Observer that they would meet the Prime Minister within a week on this respect.
The speakers disclosed that it would take more than four hours to cross only 16 kilometers distance from Airport to Barik Building.
The representatives of BGMEA disclosed that the RMG exporters have been failing to ship cargo regularly on time due to jam on the roads surrounding the port. They claimed that the foreign exporters have been cancelling the orders to Bangladeshi exporters for dealy in shipment.
The CPA officials said that the delivery of cargo from the Chattogram Port have been badly affected due to congestion.