The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the
Shipping Ministry today recommended reviewing the potential of 'wind power
generation' to increase the capacity of power supply to the Chittagong Port.
The committee came up with the recommendation at its 58th meeting held at
Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with its chairman Major (retd) Rafiqul Islam Bir Uttam
in the chair, an official release said.
Committee members Md Abdul Hyee, Md Nurul Islam Sujan, Md Habibar Rahman, M
Abdul Latif, Ranajit Kumar Roy, Md Anwarul Azim (Anar) and Bodruddoza M
Farhad Hossain were, among others, present in the meeting.
The meeting discussed the activities and problems of the Chittagong Port
Authority (CPA) in detail.
The meeting was informed that an overall progress has taken place in the
activities of the CPA as a total of 10 handling equipment out of 51 have
already been procured and a jetty named 'jetty dolphin oil-3' was built to
unload edible oil at the port.
The parliamentary watchdog was also informed that construction works of
Over Flow Container Terminal, Delivery Yard at Bay Terminal and Patenga
Container Terminal will be completed by 2019 while the works of Laldia
Multipurpose Terminal by 2021, Bay-Terminal Phase-1 by 2023 and Matarbari
Port by 2025.
The meeting stressed continuing the development activities of the port
during the upcoming general election.
Senior officials of the Shipping Ministry, Jatiya Sangsad and the
Chittagong Port Authority were also present.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)