An investigation committee has submitted its final report to the National Board of Revenue (NBR) regarding the inferno at BM Container Depot at Sitakunda last year. The incident had burned 2.43 lakh cartons of goods meant for export worth $19.3 million. According to the report, goods worth $18.59 million were totally damaged, while goods worth $0.7 million were damaged partially in the fire and explosions on June 4 last year. The 26-acre facility allegedly did not have any fire safety plan and lacked firefighting equipment to control the blaze before it turned into an inferno. The facility began import-export activities after fulfilling nine conditions set by the customs authorities.
$19.3m worth of export goods damaged in BM Container Depot fire
Economic Tag: Export
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