Govt takes Tk 492 crore projects to modernize Mongla port
Dhaka, Mar 1: Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan today said in the Jatiya Sangsad the government has given priority for developing and modernizing country’s second largest sea port and already taken up ten projects for it. “ The projects with an estimated cost of Taka 492 crore are being implemented to make the port fully operative as early as possible,” he said replying to a question raised by lawmaker Begum Salma Islam in the house.
He said a total of Taka 59 crore has been allocated in the budget of 2010-2011 financial year under annual development programme (ADP) for those projects.
Besides, there is a plan to implement another five projects estimated cost of Taka 1802.80 crore for this port under sixth five-year plan, he said.