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Chapainawabganj-Sonamasjid land port closes for 5 days

  • Published at 12:13 pm October 16th, 2018
Sonamasjid land port
File photo of Sonamasjid land port entranceDhaka Tribune

Immigration services will remain open for passport-holders using the land port during that period

Import and export activities in Chapainawabganj-Sonamasjid land port has been closed for five consecutive days on the occasion of Durga Puja—the biggest religious festival of the Bangali Hindu community.

However, immigration services will remain open for passport holders using  the land port during that period.

Sonamasjid Customs Station Assistant Commissioner Sontosh Soren told the Dhaka Tribune: “On the occasion of Durga Puja, India’s Mahadipur C & F Agents Welfare Association and exporters group issued a letter to the customs station officials, confirming the five-day shutdown.

“Regular operations of the land port, including import and export activities, will resume from October 21.” 

Sontosh Soren added: “The land port offices, including the immigration department, will be open during this holiday. Those possessing Bangladeshi and Indian passports will be able to pass through this land port.”