Businesses in Chittagong urged the government to take a fresh decision on axle load control stations of the port city to facilitate economic development of the country.
Describing the two axle load control stations on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway as ‘examples of iniquity towards businesses of the port city’, they requested the government to move away from the anti-business ‘bias’.
Businesspersons made the demands in a views exchange meeting organised by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Bangabandhu Conference Hall of World Trade Centre Chittagong.
In the meeting, CCCI president Mahbubul Alam presented the decisions and pledges made by the bridges minister and the secretary in the last six months on axle load control stations of Chittagong.
He expected that the government would take a positive decision for the businesses of Chittagong. ‘If the businessmen cannot do their business, the country’s economic development will be hampered’.
He said that Chittagong businessmen were united in calling for withdrawal of axle load control stations from Dhaka-Chittagong highway until it was implemented in all other districts.
He also suggested immediate construction of eight lanes for Dhaka-Chittagong highway, expressway and alternatives bridges to achieve the $60 billion target in export.
Khatunganj Trade and Industries Association general Secretary and CCI director Syed Sagir Ahmed, CCCI director Anjan Sekhar Das, former director Mahfuzul Haque, Prime Mover Owners Association vice-president Mohammad Harun, GPH Ispat media advisor Osman Gani Chowdhury and BPGMEA director KH Latifur Rahman were present in the meeting.
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