BANGLADESH: Bangla may privatise Zia cargo village

The Bangladesh government is mulling over the option of putting the management of the cargo village of Zia International Airport (ZIA) under private management in efforts to improve services. The plan for private management comes following complaints of delay in delivery of goods and losses of cargoes from the village, said an official of Civil […]


The Bangladesh government is mulling over the option of putting the management of the cargo village of Zia International Airport (ZIA) under private management in efforts to improve services. The plan for private management comes following complaints of delay in delivery of goods and losses of cargoes from the village, said an official of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB).

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which operates ZIA and its cargo village, however is not in favour of appointing private companies. Biman also operates ground handing in all airports. Although Biman Bangladesh is a separate company now, it does not pay any fee to CAAB for operating ground-handling at ZIA and its cargo village.