DOT Desk:  Supplies from Chattogram port and the country’s largest wholesale commodity market Khatungonj have taken a big hit owing to the shortage of goods carrier vehicles, reports TBS News.
 Transport workers are declining to drive vehicles amid the coronavirus scare. Following a nationwide lockdown from Thursday, the supply of goods from Chattogram port fell by more than 80 percent and over 90 percent from Khatungonj for the shortage of commercial transport vehicles.  The Chittagong Port Authority and Chattogram Custom House have kept their activities running to keep exports and imports unaffected amid the lockdown. But for a lack of goods carriers, businessmen are not getting benefits, said Fayzul Kibria, a Khatungonj-based importer.
 “The shortage of trucks is also harming trade in Chattogram’s Khatungonj.” Businessmen and experts have said that if the supply chain of the country’s premier port and largest commodity market Khatugonj do not remain as usual, the supply of products, including essential commodities, will fall short.
Prices of products will surge unusually too as importers bring goods through the port and most retailers across the country buy goods from Khatungonj.
The government has imposed strict restrictions on the movement of public transport as part of a countrywide lockdown.