BGB encouraging cattle import form India through trade corridors

| Updated: Aug 03, 2017 20:03 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 3 (ANI):The director general of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has asked that cattle traders to bring the cattle from India using the recognised corridors to avoid deaths in the border during smuggling attempts. However, the cattle entry from India to Bangladesh has significantly increased according to data available with Bangladesh customs. In the fiscal year 2016-17, the number of cattle entry was recorded 1,14,338 in Satkhira district of Bangladesh alone, while in 2015-16, the number stood at 76,918 in the same district region. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is encouraging the import of cattle from India, saying, "We will not interfere when cattle is brought from India through recognised corridors during this Eid-Ul-Adha," Daily Star quoted Maj Gen Abul Hossain, director general of BGB as saying. "I told our regional commanders to provide the cattle traders a corridor," the BGB chief said during a press conference held at BGB headquarters in the capital's Pilkhana. He stated that cattle traders need to be registered,should avoid to trespass the zero line. He said that BGB has opened the cattle corridor in a specific region for encouraging employment of all the cattle traders and proving them small projects in border areas. "If someone wants to bring cattle, we will not stop them. We will allow the use of the corridor, but they have to agree to our conditions," the BGB chief said. (ANI)