Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Wednesday said the government would declare Payra project as national priority project within a week to accelerate the pace of its construction work, reports BSS.
"We will declare the work of Payra port as national priority project within a week to accelerate the speed of its construction work," he said while presiding over a meeting with Payra port authority at secretariat in the capital.
Acting Secretary of the Ministry M Abdus Samad, Chairman of Payra Port Authority Commodore Jahangir Alam and senior officials of the ministry, among others, were present, said a press release. The meeting also informed that the dredging work for movement of water vessels on inland water route would be finished within two months.
Bangladesh Navy is implementing the dredging work.