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JS body for reviewing the potential of wind power

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)