DHAKA, Feb 20, 2019 (BSS) – The Parliamentary standing committee on shipping ministry at its first meeting today revealed that the Chittagong port has been ranked as the 70th busiest container port in the world among the top 100 seaports in the world.
The meeting was held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with committee chairman
Major (retd) Rafiqul Islam in the chair.
The meeting also discussed on the programmes of Chattagram Port Authority,
Mongla Port Authority, Pyra Port Authority, Land Port Authority, Bangladesh
Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Bangladesh Inland Water Transport
Corporation (BIWTC) and the Department of Shipping.
The meeting was also informed that if the capital dredging project in the
Pashur channel is implemented, Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company
Limited will be able to carry nearly 45 lakh tonnes of coal without any
Committee members State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury,
Shajahan Khan M Majharul Haq Prodhan, Ranjit Kumar Roy, Mahfuzur Rahman, M
Abdul Latif, Dr Shamil Uddin Ahmed Shimul, M Aslam Hossen Sawdagar and SM
Shahjada, among others, took part in the meeting.