19 May 2024, 19:44

JS body for enhancing road, rail connectivity with Payra Sea Port

DHAKA, May 19, 2024 (BSS) – The parliamentary standing committee on
shipping ministry today recommended taking appropriate measures to
increase road and rail connectivity with the Payra sea port to carry
forward activities of the port, located in the southern part of the country.  

It also recommended taking the entire responsibility of running the
Kamalapur ICD (Inland Container Depot) terminal under shipping
ministry describing it as the integral part of the port. It observed that all
ports will be the stockholders of ICD.  

The third meeting of the JS body was held here with chairman of the
committee Mahfuzur Rahman in the chair, according to a statement
issued here today.

Committee members State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud
Chowdhury, Golam Kibria Tipu, Md. Zakaria, Firoz Ahmed Swapan,
Habibun Nahar, Md. Awlad Hossain and Jharna Hasan attended the

The meeting also had a discussion on the overall activities of Bangladesh
Shipping Directorate, Chittagong Seaport and Payra Seaport Authority.

Earlier, the meeting thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other
relevant people following safe return of all sailors, including the captain
of Bangladeshi vessel MV Abdullah, which was abducted by Somali
pirates a few months back.

Senior Secretary of the ministry, Chairmen of Chittagong and Payra Sea
Ports, among others, joined the meeting.


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