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Revenue collection at Birgunj Customs hit due to protests
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PARSA, Feb. 9 -- The Birgunj Customs was given a target of Rs13.72 billion for the mid-January to mid-February period, however, only Rs7.58 billion has been collected as of now with only a few days left in the period, according to Manish Mahato, information officer at the customs office. He said the third country consignments plunged by a notable amount due to the disruption.
After the government gained transshipment privilege at the Kolkata Port in India and made preparations to implement the electronic cargo tracking system in Nepal bound cargos at the port, dissatisfied customs agents along with transporters disrupted the cargo movement for five days. As a result, over 600 containers became stranded over the period.
Mahato said the w...
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