31 Dec 2023, 18:33

Bangladesh is emerging with potentials in maritime sector- Khalid Mahmud

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CHATTOGRAM, Dec 31, 2023 (BSS)-State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury today said that Bangladesh is emerging with huge potentials in the maritime sector.

“Success is assured with the simultaneous combination of appropriate education and training.

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized on the importance of education,” he said while speaking at the 57th graduation parade of Bangladesh Marine Academy here as chief guest.

The Prime Minister has already inaugurated the book festival on the last day of the year despite her busy schedule, the State Minister said adding that there is no substitute for education to climb the golden peak of development.

“Free education up to class 10 for the female students, scholarships for them are also playing a significant role in increasing our education rate,” he added.

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said, he feels privileged to be present at the graduation parade of 57-batch of the cadets at Bangladesh Marine Academy campus, which was planned by the architect of Bangladesh maritime sector, visionary of maritime education, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

“I extend my sincere greetings to everyone present at this event today.

 Bangladesh Marine Academy is a national institute for producing world-class marine officers and marine engineers to operate seagoing vessels plying in international waters.

 This academy has been playing an important role since the independence.

 Bangabandhu government took up a project titled 'Development of Marine Academy' in 1973 with the technical assistance of the British government immediately after the independence with the aim of developing it as a self-sufficient and modern institution,” he added.

Chattogram Port Authority Chairman Rear Admiral M. Sohail addressed the function as special guest.

A total of 272 cadets including 134 in nautical branch, 138 in engineering branch have completed two years of academic and regimental training this year.