India's gift ambulances arrive in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 23: The Government of India is gifting 109 ambulances to Bangladesh on the occasion of Bangabandhu's birth centenary. An ambulance of the first consignment of gifts arrived at the Benapole land port on Sunday (March 21st) night through the Indian port of Petrapole.
The rest of the ambulances will arrive in phases before and after the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh. However, Modi will officially hand over the ambulances to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of Bangabandhu's birth centenary in Dhaka.
Uttara Motors official Zakaria Imtiaz said the ambulances that arrived on Sunday were kept in a shed at Benapole port. After the formalities of port and customs will be taken to Dhaka. The remaining 108 ambulances will also come to Bangladesh through them in phases.
He added that the first ambulance to come as a gift has ventilation facilities. In other words, it also has the opportunity to carry cardiac patients.
Azizur Rahman, Commissioner, Benapole Customs House, said that all the ambulances brought as a gift from the Prime Minister of India would arrive at Benapole port on a priority basis.