Bangladesh started her operation on the bank of Buriganga River at Pangaon in South Keraniganj on Thursday and named Pangaon Inland Container Terminal. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) jointly built the terminal. The terminal will play a positive role in the country’s economic development by opening up a new horizon in the transportation of exported and imported goods through waterways.
The project aims to help ease the pressure of cargo movement on the Dhaka-Chittagong railway and highway corridors. The terminal would have a storage capacity of 3,500 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers and handle 116,000 TEUs containers annually. The capacity will gradually be raised to 160,000 TEUs.