Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal on the bank of Buriganga River at Pangaon at South Keraniganj on 7th November,2013. The terminal is going to help reduce the cost of carrying goods from Chittagong and Mongla and ease the traffic pressure on the Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Khulna highways. Inaugurating the Pangaon ICT, Sheikh Hasina said with the opening of the terminal export and import will be boosted to a great extent. The consumers will benefit massively due to inauguration of the terminal as transportation cost by road is higher, she said.The prime minister said the business people would get a huge benefit in transportation of export import goods through the terminal during the hartal. She said the government had taken steps to open the country’s third seaport on the river Paira at Ramnabad in Patuakhali.