Inaugural of Trade Corridor between
Cox’sbazaar, 21 August 02: Since 18th August 02 the first corridor along the Bangladesh Burma international border has begun to operate, according to our correspondent.
Decision to set up the corridor was taken in 1999 to import cattle and increase revenue. In the inaugural ceremony the Chittagong Divisional Commissioner of Customs, Maruful Alam, graced as the chief guest. Present among the others were officials of the Bangladesh Rifles, Customs Department, and representatives from the business community.
That day the Customs Department earned a total of taka 25 thousand as customs duties from the import of the fifty head of cattle.
On the Burmese side of the border the corridor touches at Taungbro, Nasaka Area Headquarters Number Three, under
The articles that come in to Bangladesh from Burma include agricultural produce like rice, pulses, onions, black pepper, textile products like lungyis (sarongs), items of traditional medicine, Chinese household appliances, footwear, drycell batteries. At present