The development projects being implemented to tap full potentials of Mongla Port, the country’s second largest seaport, are going on in full swing supported by regular monitoring by the port authorities.
Since assuming office, Mongla Port Authority (MPA) Chairman Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa has started physically inspecting the ongoing projects, said an MPA release on Thursday.The projects include surface water treatment plant, VIMIS project, container yard construction work and repairing work of the port’s main road.
“Besides meeting the port’s own demand for drinking water, the surface water treatment plant setting up project will also help foreign ships, different adjacent industries and various institutions of the port,” the MPA release quoted its chairman as saying.
Once VTMIS project is implemented, it will help follow Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code according to IMP regulation while ensuring safe movement of foreign ships and efficient management at the port.
It will help making available all information regarding the port bound ships beforehand, which will reduce security risks and increase the port’s capacity.
Port users will be more eager to use Mongla Port, ship handling at the port will rise while raising revenue earnings from the port after implementation of VTMIS project.
MPA said Thursday that 90 percent of the construction work of container yard no-8 has so far been complete.The yard having berth capacity for 1,050 containers is expected to be complete within this year.
While paying visit to project site, Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa expressed satisfaction over the road repairing work and instructed the concerned department to finish the work in a manner so that the road becomes durable.