SYLHET Mar 29: Local trade body leaders have urged Bangladesh Bank (BB) officials to take necessary steps to issue permission to importers for payment of their freight charge at the central bank's local office instead of the present system of getting clearance for the same from the bank's head office in the capital.
They also demanded of the authority to set up money exchange booths at Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport which has direct air connection with world's important cities and business hubs, including London, Kuwait, Jeddah and Dubai.
They made the call at an exchange of views meeting with BB officials at Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) conference room in Sylhet city on Thursday afternoon.
BB Executive Director Md Shah Alam, General Manager Jibon Krishna Roy, SCCI vice-president Emdad Hossain, directors Masud Ahmed Chwdhury, Hijkil Gulzar, Abdur Rahman and Falah Uddin Ali Ahmed, members Samia Begum Chwodhury and Md Ali Hossain were present at the meeting and spoke.
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