Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan today
launched a Software for Inland Ship Management System (SISMS) as part of
government's effort to modernize Department of Shipping.
According to the ministry sources, as a result of using the automated
system, vessel owners now will be able to secure survey certificate for their
ships by applying online. Bangladeshi sailors working in different seagoing
vessels will also be able to verify their certificates from any part of the
The present government is working relentlessly to protect and keep the
waterways operational, ensuring safety in waterways and to develop the
standard of passenger service. We have created 156 more posts in Department
of Shipping. We have created 21 posts of surveyors to survey vessels. Process
to appoint 12 new shipping inspectors is at its fag end, the minister said
at the launching function held at BIWTA auditorium in the capital.
Shahjahan Khan further said the government is going to modernize
lighthouses in Cox's Bazar, Saint Martin and Kutubdia, establish new
lighthouses in Nijhum Dwip, Dhalchar, Dublarchar and Kuakata and coastal
radio station under Global Maritime Distress and Safety System and Integrated
Maritime Navigation System.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)