KHULNA: The 70th founding anniversary of the Port of Mongla, the second busiest sea harbor of the country, was observed on Tuesday with a commitment to boosting its capacity and service tremendously.
To mark the day, a limited scale programme was arranged maintaining social distancing and health guidelines, set up by the government, due to coronavirus outbreak.The programmes included hoisting of national flag during sunrise, holding rally, discussion and doa mahfil.
The Mongla port’s buildings, main gate, jetty, all ships and Mongla port authority (MPA) office building and its main gate in Khulna has been illuminated to mark the day.
All home and foreign ships anchored in the jetty area heralded the day by playing whistle for one minute at 12.01 am.
A rally led by Chairman of Mongla Port Rear Admiral M Shahajahan started from MPA administrative building and ended at the main gate of the jetty by parading different areas on the occasion.
Established in 1950, Mongla port has gone through many struggles and setbacks, said a top official, adding “But now it is one of the busiest sea ports of the country”.