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BSC vessels buying plan on hold

china BD
The Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC), which got permission for procurement of six vessels from China after a long delay, is now in the midst of yet another complexity involving their building in Chinese shipyards. china BDThe BSC has chosen a Chinese shipbuilder for the purpose. But the Exim Bank of China, which is bankrolling the ship procurement project, has objected to the selection of what is described as an inexperienced’ shipbuilder and suggested the name of another one. The Exim Bank recently requested the BSC to build the vessels at the...

Ship recycling project begins

ship breaking
An agreement between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has been signed for the parties to collaboratively improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry. ship breakingA Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the cooperation between the two was signed by Nicolaos Charalambous, Director, Technical Cooperation Division, IMO and Md. Ashadul Islam, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance of the G...

New Zealand business group carps buying ferry from Bangladesh

Ferry
There is mounting criticism of the New Zealand Government for getting the 60-seat boat built cheaply in Bangladesh instead of the country. A business group says the process for buying a new ferry from Bangladesh with aid money was flawed from the beginning. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of New Zealand commissioned the aid-funded ferry for $8 million to replace a vessel linking the New Zealandterritory of Tokelau to Samoa with fortnightly sailings. FerryKim Campbell, chief executive of the Northern Employers and Manufacturers As...

Shipbuilder sets benchmark in health, safety standards

MDG : Western Marine Shipyards Ltd, one of Bangladesh’s leading shipyards
In a cavernous hangar, an imam recites a short prayer as workers gather round. When he has finished, managers wearing white overalls and hardhats mount the platform, pick up wooden mallets and strike an aluminium keel. The noise ricochets around Western Marine Shipyards, one of Bangladesh’s leading shipyards, as everyone applauds. The keel is the foundation and spine of any ship, and this short keel-laying ceremony marks the start of work on the shipyard’s latest order. Work also recommences on the 13 other ships, fishing trawlers and ferries in various stages of construction at the yard. ...
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