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MoUs to be signed with China for Paira Port development

Three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) will be signed with China tomorrow (Thursday) for the development of Paira Seaport.

The MoUs will be signed between Paira Port Authority and China Harbal Engineering Company Limited and China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited at the ministry of shipping at Bangladesh Secretariat in the city, said an official release here today.

The MoUs will be signed for the construction of Paira Port's main

infrastructure, bank protection and building dams, houses and health and education establishments.

Situation at Kalapara in Patuakhali, Paira Port has already stated

unloading goods in a limited scale.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated it as the country's third seaport on August 13 to expedite port activities of the country keeping pace with the rising national economic growth.

The government has undertaken short-term, mid-term and long-term plans to develop Paira Port as a world standard modern and green seaport by 2023.

China Harbal Engineering Company Limited will construct the main

infrastructure while China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited will deal the bank protection and construction of houses and education and health establishments.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)