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JS body for improvement of transportation in islands

DHAKA, The parliamentary standing committee on the

Ministry of Shipping today recommended taking measures to develop transport

facilities in Hatia, Sandwip and Bhola islands.

The committee made the recommendation at its 5th meeting held at Jatiya

Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with committee chairman Major (retd) Rafiqul Islam in the

chair, said a press release.

The committee underscored the need for immediate actions for the

implementation of the development projects to ensure ease and safety in

transportation of the people living in islands.

While discussing about different ongoing projects in Chattogram, Mongla and

Payra ports, it recommended taking appropriate measure to complete the

projects within the stipulated timeframe.

The committee also placed a recommendation for cleaning and dredging rivers

with the cooperation of water resources ministry, said the release.

The meeting also recommended establishing lighthouses wherever necessary

in the coastal areas immediately.

Committee members State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury,

Shajahan Khan, M Majharul Haq Prodhan, Ranjit Kumar Roy, Mahfuzur Rahman, Dr

Shamil Uddin Ahmed Shimul, M Aslam Hossen Sawdagar and SM Shahjada, among

others, took part in the meeting, added the release.

Among others, Shipping Secretary, Chattogram port chairman, Mongla port

chairman and officials concerned of the parliament secretariat were also

present.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)