Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Bgmea) requested Biman Bangladesh Airlines to improve air cargo handling services at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to facilitate RMG exports.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has made the request during a meeting with Managing Director and CEO of BimanBangladesh Airlines, Dr. Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, at the latter’s office in Dhaka.
BGMEA Vice President Md. Shahidullah Azim, Director Tanvir Ahmed and former Director Md. Ashikur Rahman (Tuhin) also attended the meeting, said a press release.
They also visited the cargo village at the airport to see the current situation of cargo handling services at the airport.
In the meeting, Faruque Hassan stressed the need for increasing the number of explosive detection scanner at the airport and regularly carrying out maintenance of the existing two EDS as one of them often remains out of service due to proper maintenance.
“Exported cargoes have to go through security scanning at the third country’s airports due to lack of sufficient number of scanning machines, which results in delay in air shipment and is not good for Bangladesh’s image,” he added.
The BGMEA President also requested for improving the cargo handling situation at the cargo village which has a shortage of ground handling staff and required equipment and machinery.