Space shortage creates long queues of import trucks at Burimari land port
Around 400 trucks carrying imported goods from India are waiting to unload goods at the Burimari land port of Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat due to a space shortage in customs' warehouses.
This has created traffic congestion in the land port. Dissatisfaction has arisen among the importers as the authorities have not taken immediate steps to unload the imported goods from these vehicles.
The Burimari land port authorities say huge quantities of maize and rice have been imported from India for the past week. The port has three warehouses with a capacity of 1,800 tonnes.
These warehouses are full of imported goods. Therefore, fresh arrivals of imported rice and maize cannot be kept there.