Garment products go to Poland through Padma Bridge
Published: 21:23 28 July 2022
Foreign ship ‘MAERSK NESNA’ at Mongla Port; Photo: Collected
The apparel manufacturers of Dhaka today started exporting of huge garment items through Mongla Port for the first time after the opening of the Padma Bridge.
A foreign ship ‘MAERSK NESNA’, which belongs to the Panama flag left jetty No-8 of the country’s second-largest seaport to Poland on Thursday morning, said an official of the port authority.
A total of 27 garment factories have been exporting their readymade garment (RMG) items, including T-shirt, Jersey, Cardigan, Trousers and Kids items.
Talking to the media, the Chairman of Mongla Port Authority (MPA) Rear Admiral Md Musa said garment owners have started shipping of RMG items from the port after a few days after the Padma Bridge opening.
Commodities handling for the foreign ships are now very easier, speedy and safe through this port, he said.
Businessmen are now showing their keen interest to export their products through Mongla port as transportation cost has been reduced after the opening of the Padma Bridge, the Chairman added.
Now the distance from Dhaka to Mongla is around 170 kilometers after the opening of the Padma Bridge while Dhaka to Chittagong is around 260 kilometers, 90 kilometers less than Chattogram port, the official added.
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