After a three-week halt in imports through Teknaf Land Port in Cox’s Bazar due to clashes between the Arakan Army insurgent group and security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, imports have now resumed, and goods from Myanmar can now get through.
The goods include 30 tonnes of ginger, 55 tonnes of coconut, and 252 tonnes of betel nut. The port’s Customs Officer, ASM Mosharraf Hossain, mentioned that unloading and delivering would resume after duties were cleared.
The Manager of United Land Port Teknaf, Mohammad Jashim Uddin, stated that the goods arrived from Myanmar’s Akyab Port. However, the importer of the goods, Omar Farooq, expressed concern that hundreds of tonnes of ginger, coconut, fish, and betel nut were still stuck at Akyab Port. He mentioned that the 21-day shutdown has affected the quality of the ginger, causing losses for the businessmen.