No damage to shipping sector due to proper measures: Khalid

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)