New ICD in port city15 October 2021
Chattogram Bureau :
Saif Powertec Limited, the terminal operator of Chattogram port, is going to begin construction of a new Inland Container Depot (ICD) with an estimated expense of Tk300 crore.The new ICD will be built in the Halishahar area on the outskirts of the port city on a 21.29acre land owned by the Bangladesh Railway.
The planned container depot will have the capacity to handle over one lakh containers a year, said people linked to the project, adding that it will create about 500 jobs and contribute to a yearly business of Tk120 crore.
An agreement on this between Bangladesh Railway's Container Company of Bangladesh (CCBL) and Saif Powertec is set to be signed on 19 October. Earlier on 17 May 2016, the railway ministry formed CCBL in a bid to boost railway container transport. Railway authorities later allocated 21.29acre land under the CCBL for the construction of ICD.
A tender for the construction of ICD opened on 3 February this year. After three and a half months of the tender process, CCBL selected Saif Powertech for the project.