‘The city will soon turn into a regional hub. Therefore, the city requires quality roads and infrastructure’
Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Administrator Khorshed Alam Sujon has said the CCC can logically expect a minimum service charge from apparel exporters and importers, as they are using the roads of the city corporation.
Sujon also said that the service charge from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will be spent for the repair and development of the city roads.
The CCC administrator made the remarks while exchanging views with BGMEA leaders at the city corporation office on Monday.
“The city will soon turn into a regional hub. Therefore, the city requires quality roads and infrastructure. However, the corporation alone cannot build the infrastructure. All the exporters will reap the benefits if the BGMEA extends helping hands for bearing the expense,” Sujon said.
Praising the proposal, BGMEA first vice-president Abdus Salam said that they will sit with C&F agents over the issue and necessary steps will be taken to pay the service charge to the corporation through them.
The BGMEA vice-president also told the CCC administrator that the city corporation was welcome to use the BGMEA hospital for the healthcare of city residents.
Furthermore, the BGMEA leader announced that they would provide the cleaning staff of the city corporation with warm clothes.