The Government of India is gifting 109 ambulances (including life support) to Bangladesh on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In the second consignment of the gift, 30 ambulances entered the port of Benapole on Saturday morning through the Indian port of Petrapole opposite the Benapole check-post.
The ambulances will leave for Dhaka after the formalities of Benapole Customs.
Benapole Port Assistant Director (Traffic) Atiqul Islam confirmed the matter.
During his visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27, 2021, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced the gift of 109 life support ambulances to the Government of Bangladesh in healthcare, especially in the fight against the Kovid-19 epidemic. As per that promise, 30 ambulances have now arrived at Benapole port via Petrapole port in India.
After getting clearance from Benapole Customs and Port, they will leave for Dhaka.
The rest of the ambulances will arrive in phases by the end of September, according to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
Earlier, the first ambulance gifted by the Indian government arrived in the country on March 21 this year.
These ambulances that come as gifts have ventilation facilities. That means there is an opportunity to carry cardiac patients.
The Indian High Commission said the ambulances were provided to support the Bangladesh government’s massive efforts to combat the Kovid epidemic.
He said the gift reflected India’s continued and long-term commitment to help the fraternal people of Bangladesh.
Atiqul Islam, assistant director (traffic) of Benapole port, said 30 ambulances from India entered Benapole port on Saturday. In the name of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, the ambulances have submitted the necessary documents to release a C&F agent named Uttara Motors. After the formalities of customs and port, the ambulances will leave for Dhaka today.