Passengers safety on waterways will be ensured: State Minister

প্রকাশিত: ১০:১৫ অপরাহ্ণ, জুলাই ২৫, ২০২০ | আপডেট: ১০:১৫:অপরাহ্ণ, জুলাই ২৫, ২০২০

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury today said the government is making its best strides to make journey on waterways safe and comfortable for passengers in all routes including Dhaka-Barishal.

“Dhaka-Barishal river route is one of the lifelines of Bangladesh. Existing problems on this route will be removed to ensure safe and comfortable journey,” he told journalists while visiting Dhaka-Barishal river route accompanied by BIWTA officials.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq and Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Barishal Md Ajior Rahman was present among others.

The state minister inaugurated a tree planting programme marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by planting tree saplings on the Barisal river port premises.

Later, Khalid visited the grave of Begum Shahanara Abdullah, former senior vice-president of Barishal district unit of Awami League. Barishal City Corporation mayor Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah was present on the occasion.

Earlier, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury visited Narayanganj-Chandpur-Miyarchar-Kaliganj-Charshibali Charmonai waterways.

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