JS body for providing financial assistance for shipbuilding

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DHAKA, Aug 19, 2018 (BSS) – The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the
Shipping Ministry today recommended providing loan or financial assistance to
the shipbuilding sector.

The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendation at its 57th
meeting held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with committee chairman major (retd)
Rafiqul Islam in the chair, a handout said.

The meeting discussed the progress of the Overflow Container Terminal in
Chittagong Port, the Delivery Yard of the Bay Terminal, Patenga Container
Terminal, Laldia Multipurpose Terminal, Bay Terminal Phase-1 and Matarbari
Port projects.

It also discussed the activities and problems of the Payra Port,
Chittagong Port and Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) in detail.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, committee members M Abdul Latif,
Ranajit Kumar Roy and Momotaj Begum Advocate, and senior officials of the
ministry were present at the meeting.

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