Hili Land Port exceeds revenue earning target

BSS, Rangpur

The customs authorities at Hili Land Port (HLP) in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur have already exceeded the fixed revenue earning target by about 15 percent during the 2020-2021 financial year that will end in June next. 

“We have collected Taka 220.28 crore till February against the fixed target of earning Taka 191.79 crore revenue by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) through HLP during this FY,” Deputy Commissioner of Customs at HLP Saidul Alam told local reporters.

The collected revenue earning is higher by around 28.50 crore higher than the fixed target of collecting Taka 191.79 crore revenue though HLP for the current FY.

Traders Saiful Islam and Rabiul Islam Sweet at HLP said they are enjoying more facilities at HLP than before in conducting import of goods from India and unloading those in a hassle-free manner.

Talking to BSS on Friday, President of the Hili Land Port Importers’-Exporters’ Group Harun Ur Rashid said all the goods being imported now through HLP are duty-free.

“As a result of which revenue earning has increased during this FY compared to the previous FY,” said Rashid, also Chairman of local Hakimpur upazila parishad.

Hili Municipal Mayor and Importer Jamil Hossain Cholonto said Bangladeshi businesspersons are importing more goods through HLP as it is highly business friendly now-a-days.

“If the roads connecting HLP with Hili town and other parts of the country were repaired rapidly, the import-export will increase further through the land port,” he added.