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Dialogue between Media and Trade Personnel at Panchagarh

Making Banglabandha Full-fledged Land port Demanded

Panchagarh, 26 January: 

Demanding the reform of Banglabandha land port into a full fledged one and immigration facilities here, speakers said, if it is done there will have gigantic economic and trade promotion in Panchagarh area. Moreover, they demanded to fulfill the power shortage of the country through importing power from Nepal through this land port.

Mass media and business leaders demanded it while speaking in a dialogue on local economic and trade and business development, problem and potential held at District Council conference room in Panchagarh on Friday. With the support of European Union, mass communication oriented development organization CCD and EJ Net-Panchagarh organized this dialogue.

District Correspondent of the daily Prothom Alo Shahidul Islam Shahid and District Correspondent of the daily Janakantha A Rahman Mukul presented two reports respectively on “Problems and Potential of Economic and Trade and Business Development in Panchagarh” and “Problems and Potential of Banglabandha Land Port” while Convenor of EJ Net-Panchagarh Alamgir Jalil Talukder was in the chair.

In the dialogue, speakers also said, it is easily possible to build up a strong business relation of Bangladesh with India, Nepal, Bhutan and China through Banglabandha land port. In this way, Bangladesh will be benefited much and a huge number of foreign exchange will be earned. Thus Panchagarh will turn into a centre point of trade and commerce in this area.

Speakers also said, tea and other organic products of Panchagarh have already been appreciated in the world. Demanding immediate initiatives of the Government to promote tea and these products, speakers said, it is easily possible to set up new industries in Panchagarh based on silica, pebble, melon, tomato, jackfruits and pineapples here.

Senior Faculty Member of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank A B Siddique moderated the dialogue and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Department Dulal Chandra Biswas was critic of the reports. Member Secretary of EJ Net Panchagarh Sajjadur Rahman Sajjad and Project Coordinator of CCD A H M Abdul Hai presented welcome address in the dialogue.

Among others, President of Panchagarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries Iqbal Kaisar Mintu, Vice President Sharif Hossain, S M Liakat Ali, President of District Stone and Silica Suppliers Association Amanullah Bachchu, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension Abul Hayat, Extension Officer of BISCIC Anisul Hoque, Principal Officer of RAKUB Zonal Office Md Anwar Hossain, Prof A H M Hasnur Rashid Babu of Economics Department of Panchagarh Govt Women’s College and Director of CCD G M Mourtoza took part in the discussion. A large number of journalists, business leaders and different professional of Panchagarh actively took part in the dialogue.  

Red details repots on dialogues hold on different following districts of northern region of Bangladesh.  

Rajshahi :: Bogra :: Rangpur :: Dinajpur :: Pabna :: Sirajgonj :: Chapai Nawabgonj :: Natore  Naogaon :: Joypurhat :: Gaibandha :: Kurigram :: Nilphamari :: Lalmonirhat :: Thakurgaon  




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