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Benapole international passengers’ terminal opens

Update : 23 Aug 2013, 05:25 PM

Benapole, the largest land port in the country, wore a festive look Friday on the occasion of the inauguration of two terminals. 

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan inaugurated the newly-constructed international passengers’ terminal and bus terminal in the afternoon.

With Mayej Uddin Ahmed, chairman of Bangladesh Land Port Authorities in the chair, the programme was attended by Sohrab Hossain, joint secretary of ministry of shipping and Ashraful Alam Liton, mayor of Benapole municipality.

Earlier, the minister assured the port authority that Tk1.30bn would be allocated for the welfare of the port.

Abul Khayer, engineer of Benapole port authority, told reporters that spending Tk7.69m, the terminal was constructed near Benapole customs and immigration buildings. Costing Tk10.6m, a bus terminal was also constructed adjacent to the place.  

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