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Strike causes impasse in goods transport at Chattogram port

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Published: 15:11, 21 September 2021   Update: 15:25, 21 September 2021
Strike causes impasse in goods transport at Chattogram port

A stalemate has been created in the transportation of goods at Chattogram port as Bangladesh Covered Van-Truck-Prime Movers Goods Transportation Owners’ Association and Bangladesh Truck Driver Workers’ Federation have started a 72-hour nationwide strike to press home their 15-point demand.

The cargo transport owners and workers started the strike at 6am on Tuesday (September 21).

The suspension of goods transportation services has caused gridlock at Chattogram port, and loading and unloading at NCT, CCT and GCB jetties and yards of the port have become uncertain.

Md Main Uddin, president of Chattogram Prime Mover-Trailer Sramik Union, said, “A 72-hour nationwide strike has been called to press home their 15-point demand.”

Among the 15-point demands of the groups, the creation of a good working environment, the introduction of necessary amendments in the Road Transport Act -2018 and withdrawal of increased income tax on vehicles owners are the main demands to be met.

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