Tk.352 cr cheque for acquisition of Bay Terminal land handed over to DC


Sarwaruddin, Chattogram Bureau :

Chattogram Port Authority (CDA) handed over a cheque for Tk.352 crores  to Deputy commissioner of Chattogram against the acquisition of 67 acres of private owned lands for construction of Chattogram Bay Terminal on Thursday .
These amount of  taka will be distributed to the respective land owners as compensation in a short possible time. The cheque distribution function was arranged at Chattogram Radison Blue hotel in the city  duly presided by the chairman of CPA Commodore Zulfikar Aziz .
 Minister for  Shipping Md. Shahjahan Khan MP graced the occasion  as chief guest. City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin, MP MA Latif, CDA chairman Abdus Salam, Dy commissioner Md. Ilias Hossain and the CCCI President Mahbubul Alam were present in it as special guests.
In the function, Shipping Minister formally handed over the cheque to Dy commissioner . In his welcome address, CPA chairman said the  CP  is the  heart centre of  national economy. He said at present we had to wait for berthing of vessel in the inner berths depending on  sea tide .
 He further said after  construction of the proposed Bay Terminal , preliminary we will be able to handle 5 lakh TEUs container subject to increase of 30 TEUs in phases without depending on sea tide or ebb tide. He hoped that BT may be commissioned  by middle of next year.