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Alternative road of flyover needed to save Chattogram Port

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Chattogram Bureau :
Vice President of Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)   and noted business personality Md Ruhul Amin Tarafdar called upon the authorities concerned  to save the national economic lifeline famous Chattogram Port from the curse of  road congestion .
He said  there is an urgent need of  alternative road   during the construction  period of  alleviated expressway from Lalkhan Bazar to Airport. He said during last torrential rain for 7/8 days, the port activities specifically container delivery downed by more than fifty percent .
 Sources said  the target of   container  delivery from  CCT, NCT was    about 2500 TEUs containers whereas  only 800 TEUs delivered .  Chamber Vice President apprised it to the media persons  recently .
About traffic congestions he said  due to water-logging, flood, heavy rain, the pressure of covered vans increased than before . He said  despite need of  flyover in port road, but there should be alternative bypass road up to Airport to ease the air passengers .
He also emphasized the need of  normal transportation system for airpot during the construction period of flyover. Ruhul Amin Tarafdar is the Managing Director of top terminal operator of CP .
He also  emphasized the need of ISPS compliance berths in this port to compete the maritime business . He also demanded  immediate  transfer of truck  terminal and delivery yard of CP to the proposed site of the Bay Terminal.

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