Chattogram Port Authority (CPA) has handled over 319,000 containers in 56 days of general holiday across the country during global epidemic of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Transport Department of CPA has given this information after calculating data from March 26 to May 20, reports BSS.
At least 1,37,28,642 metric tonnes of goods including 87,398 metric tonnes onion, 8,275 metric tonnes ginger and 6,650 metric tonnes garlic have been handled at the country’s major seaport at the same time, the source added.
A total of 22,98,424 metric tonnes of food products have been handled at the port in 56 days of public holidays across the country.
Besides, 86,912 metric tonnes of edible oil, sugar, gram, pulses, dates and other items imported on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan have also been handled during the period.
Enamul Karim, transport director of Chattogram port, said that the port workers are trying to keep the import, export and supply chain normal during the crisis of the nation by braving the risk of coronavirus.
They have kept the operational activities active 24 hours a day during the time, he added.
As a result, there was no shortage of essential consumer goods during Ramadan, he said.
Meanwhile, a worker died of coronavirus. Some workers were found positive of coronavirus, he added.