Bangladesh increases imports of freshwater fish from Sittway border

Freshwater fish are seen in local market. Photo: Phoe Khwar
Freshwater fish are seen in local market. Photo: Phoe Khwar

BANGLADESH increased its import of marine products from Myanmar via Sittway border trade camp in last November, according to border authorities.
From 25 November and 1 December of this year, Myanmar exported a wide variety of freshwater fish weighing 105 tonnes to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, earning US$0.099 million. The current figures show an increase of 45 tonnes against the previous week’s export of 60 tonnes.
In addition, the country also exported $0.124 million worth of low-quality Emahta rice and plum jam weighing 347 tonnes to the neighbour within the aforesaid week. Ginger, peanuts, mung bean, dried plums, garlic, rice, saltwater prawn and fish, bamboo, blankets, candy, plum jam and footwear are included on the list of main export items at Myanmar-Bangladesh borders.
Myanmar’s international trade through sea routes accounted for 80 per cent of the total, and the rest was conducted via border gates. The country conducts its border trade with neighbouring countries via 16 land border gates.—Shwe Khine

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