The dream of realising a deep seaport at Matarbari in Cox’s Bazar is now a step closer as Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has taken charge of an artificial navigation channel created for vessel movement required for a coal-fired power plant.
Two more container scanners are going to arrive at the Chattogram port within a couple of days, enabling checking exports of contraband and the prevention of money laundering.
Two months have passed, but the Pangaon-bound container vessel Pangaon Express that sank in the bay near Noakhali’s Bhasanchar on July 6 with 72 import-laden containers is yet to be rescued.
The container vessel sank on July 6 in the bay near Noakhali’s Bhasanchar
During the 2021 Covid lockdown, Priungshu Roy Chowdhury, a schoolboy from Chattogram, found a productive way to spend his time by learning to sing the national anthems of 120 countries in just eight months.
Theft and piracy have become a matter of concern for the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) as six such incidents took place in vessels arriving at the port in the six months to July this year.
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Trader turnout remained poor at Khatunganj’s wholesale hub for essential commodities while import cargo delivery low from the Chattogram port’s outer anchorage yesterday although it stopped raining in the last two days following incessant downpours since last Thursday.