Bangladesh: Government OKs Mongla Channel Dredging
The Bangladesh Government has announced plans for the dredging project on the Mongla channel.
This project will include dredging of 41.96 cubic metres from the Mongla channel at a cost of Taka 126.51 crore.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith presided over the meeting.
Mongla is the main sea port in the Bagerhat District of south-western Bangladesh.
It was formerly located at Chalna, about 11 miles (18 km) upstream on the Pusur River, but it is now located 48 km south of Khulna City.
The port is open for 24 hours and up to 225 metre long ships can enter into the port for cargo discharging.
Dredging Today Staff, August 2, 2012