Corruption rampant at Mongla, Burimari ports: TIB

Corruption rampant at Mongla, Burimari ports: TIB

Dhaka, Sep 23 (Just News): Transparency International Bangladesh has found massive corruption by customs house and port authorities of Mongla port as well as cases of extortion and corruption at Burimari land port.

The study ‘Burimari Land Port & Customs Station and Mongla Port & Custom House: Governance Challenges in Import-Export and Way Out’ found that employees of Customs House at the Mongla port were involved with corruption worth Tk 15.69 crore in 2016-17 fiscal.

TIB also found corruption worth Tk 4.61 crore conducted by Mongla port authorities during the same period, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman revealed at a press conference today.

Meanwhile, at the Burimari Land Port corruption estimated Tk 17.10 lakh were committed by Land port authorities and Customs station in the fiscal year 2017-18 fiscal.

Along with that, Transport Workers Union extort Tk 900 from each truck with a total of Tk 5.41 crore extortion each year at the Burimari Land port.

TIB held the press conference at their office today.