The Payra sea port’s first terminal is expected to be up and running by October, facilitating transport of goods from mother vessels and speeding up operations in the country’s third major seaport.
Operations at Payra port have slowed down significantly following the temporary stoppage of coal imports for the Payra Thermal Power Plant in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali.
The maritime port in Cox's Bazar has been asked to hoist cautionary signal (Great Danger Signal) 10 as cyclone Mocha has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm over the east central Bay of Bengal.
A foreign vessel with a depth of 10.2 metres arrived at the inner anchorage of Payra Port in Patuakhali on Thursday, the first anchoring of a larger water vessel at the country's third seaport.
Larger mother vessels will now be able to load or unload their goods directly from the jetty of Payra port as capital dredging of Ramnabad channel is now complete, according to port officials.
Larger mother vessels will be able to unload goods directly at the jetty of Payra Port as the dredging of the country’s deepest channel has already been completed at the seaport.
Payra port, the third seaport in Bangladesh, expects to see the arrival of larger ships from the first week of April, according to a statement from the shipping ministry issued yesterday.
The port will open first terminal on first week of May
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the possibility of any negative impact on the country’s economy due to the implementation of the mega projects as these were undertaken following proper assessments.