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
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)