Mongla Port, Bagerhat [Travel Guide]

Mongla Port, Bagerhat , Credit: Anik

Mongla Port is located in the southwestern Bangladesh of Bagerhat district. It is the second largest sea port in the country. It is located 48 kilometers south of Khulna city.

The port was established on 1 December 1950. It is located on the banks of river Pusu and Mongla in Selabonia mouza of Rampal upazila of Bagerhat district. It is located 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of the Bay of Bengal and is connected to the main internal river ports and railway terminals in Khulna.

This port is developed from the navigable 11 miles (18 km) of the river. When the port was open for anchor on December 11, 1950, a British merchant ship anchored the first port. Since Mongla is more convenient for ocean shipping anchor, the port was shifted to Mongla in 1954.

Then the Mongla port became known as Chalna for a long time. During the Pakistan period, the administration of Mongla port was entrusted to a port director whose head office was in Khulna city. After the lost depth of the maritime shipping movement, later the port was closed frequently, especially since 1980, and once it was excavated, it was again open for the ship anchor.

Ship in Mongla Port, Bagerhat, Credit: Anik

The port has connections with almost all major ports of the world, although most of the ships come from Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe and North America. Occasionally some ships come from Latin America or African countries.

At present, the port is open for 24 hours, and can be reached for a ship of up to 225 meters in the ship. Every year, about 400 ships ship anchorage in this port and the import and export of an average of 3 million metric tons of products per year is completed.

The port has 11 ships, 7 shades and 8 warehouses for the loading and discharge of goods. There are 12 floating anchors in the depths of the river. The Mongla Port Authority on Hiron Point has built a rest house for sailors.

On 1 December 1950, the country's second seaport, the port of Bandana, started in Mongla, Bagerhat. When the port was open for anchor on December 11 of that year, British merchant ships anchored the port first.

Details on the official website of Mongla Port can be found.

How to go

Bagerhat can go directly from Dhaka. From Saidabad in Dhaka every day, from 6am to 10am and from 7pm to 10pm, many vehicles leave - Meghna (0171717388553), Bonfool, tourist (01711131078), Falguni, Ara, Baleshwar, Hamim and Dola.

Apart from this, the villages of Sohag (01718679302), Shakura (01711010450), Hanif and Eagle leave from Gabtali leave. Rent 300 to 400 taka It takes about 7 hours to travel.

From Bagerhat, buses will start on the buses at Rupsa Ghim and go to Katakhali bus stand from there, Mongla or Rupsha Ghat buses are available from Mongla or Mongla buses, rent Tk 55-70.

Where to stay

Basically the Mongla city on the other side of river Pashur There are two hotels to stay. Located beside the Mongla bus stand of Hotel Pashur in the tourist corporation.

You can also stay in Bagerhat if you want. There are several hotels in Bagerhat Sadar. There are also government guesthouses. Stay here at the Momtaj Hotel on Rail Road. Although this hotel has fewer facilities, the quality of service is fair and cost is a bit more. Apart from this, there are more hotels to stay around this hotel. In addition to Khan Jahan Ali's shrine, he can stay at the Main Highway in the "Hotel Abhi". Rent 400 Taka Phone: 01833742623

In addition to staying in Bagerhat, Hotel Al Amin (0468-63168, 01718692737, AC double room 1 thousand taka, non AC room 1 to 4 hundred taka) adjacent to the central bus station and hotel estates (0468-63075, 01722858313, 1 st There is no AC room for `4 hundred taka).

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