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Operations at Ctg Port resume

Published : Friday, 22 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 237

CHATTOGRAM, Nov 21: The delivery of cargo and containers movement from Chattogram port resumed in the early hours of Thursday after Bangladesh Truck, Covered-van Goods Transport Owners-Workers Unity Council (BTCGTOWUC), called off their strike following a meeting with the home minister.
Talking to the Daily Observer, Omar Faruk, Secretary of the Chattogram Port authority (CPA) said the delivery of cargo and containers resumed since Thursday morning after truckers and covered-van drivers called off their strike.
The strike was withdrawn following assurance
given by the minister to review the new Road Transport Act by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at his Dhanmondi residence in the capital on Wednesday night.
Container movement and loading and unloading of goods from lighterage vessels also resumed on Thursday morning, he said.
Trucks, trailers and container-laden-vehicles started delivery of goods from the port 30 minutes into the strike withdrawal announcement.
Besides, container-laden vehicles from private off-docks also started for the port soon after the announcement, Faruk, added.

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