DHAKA, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud
Chowdhury today said the shipping sector did not suffer any damage due to the
super cyclone 'Fani' as the government took appropriate measures to face the
We were on alert about the cyclone Fani and every official and employee
of the shipping ministry performed duties with utmost sincerity before the
landfall of the cyclone, he said.
The state minister said a control room remained also open round the
clock for disseminating information among people especially for the people
living in the coastal belts.
Thanks to everyone, as people were concerned about the cyclone Fani, he
said, adding ferry movement as well as launch services have already started
across the country.
Kahlid, also organizing secretary of Awami League, handed over a cheque
worth of Taka 83.38 lakh to the family of Asghar, who died in a road
During the cheque handing ceremony, the state minister said the ministry
always stands beside every person who works in the shipping sector.
Ali Asghar, a deck cadet of Bangladesh Marine Academy for the batch
51st, died in a fatal road accident while going to Shore Leave (time spent on
the shore) with the permission of the master in Puerto San Martin, Argentina
on September 3 last year.
On October 12, his body was brought to home from Brazil and buried his
native village in Barguna district.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)