The Department of Shipping has undertaken a project to conduct a naval census in the country. The project is named as 'National Ships and Mechanized Boat Database Management and Capacity Building'. It was informed at a meeting held yesterday on the development, finance and administrative activities of the Department of Shipping at the auditorium of Shipping Ministry, said an official handout in Dhaka.
Presided over by Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Secretary of the ministry Md Abdus Samad and Director General of the Department of Shipping Commodore Syed Ariful Islam. The meeting suggested creating awareness among the owners for adding reversible gears to ships and boats to control speed and reduce accidents. The meeting also informed that the reversible gears were installed at 218 ships, the release added.
-AA News Desk
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