Banglabandha land port opens today | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 22, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 22, 2011

Banglabandha land port opens today

Trade between India and Bangladesh through Phulbari-Banglabandha border begins today.
Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will launch the trading on Phulbari border in Jalpaiguri while Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Banglabandha border in Panchagarh simultaneously in the morning.
From now on, goods-laden trucks from both sides will ply across the route and get unloaded at Banglabandha and Phulbari warehouses.
On September 1, 1997, Nepal-Bangladesh transit through Banglabandha was introduced and since then trade between the two countries has been continuing on a limited scale.

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