Modern port to be set up at Daudkandi: Shajahan Khan

Shahjahan Khan

PV Desk : Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan yesterday said that the government would soon set up a modern river port at Daudkandi.

Many rivers of the country have lost their navigability due to negligence of the past governments, he said adding after returning to power the Awami League government accelerated the works of dredging the rivers for bringing their navigability.

The minister was inaugurating the capital dredging work of ‘Daudkandi-Homna-Ramkrishnapur’ river routes here.

Chaired by Chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Commodore M Mozammel Haque, the function was addressed, among others, by Major General (Retd) Subid Ali Bhuiyan MP, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Engineer Md Abdus Sabur and Chairman of Daudkandi Upazila Parishad Major (Retd) Mohammad Ali Sumon.