The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Shipping on Wednesday recommended making a law for the country's river ports.
The parliamentary watchdog came up with the recommendation at a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with committee Chairman Major (Retd) Rafiqul Islam, Bir Uttam, in the chair.
Committee members State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Shajahan Khan, Mahfuzur Rahaman, M Abdul Latif, Md Aslam Hossain Saudagar and SM Shahjada joined the meeting, a press release said.
The meeting also suggested creating trauma centers by adopting projects in all river ports and land ports including Mongla for the health protection of workers.
It recommended making the provision of international standard for 'Safety Dress' and supplying necessary masks to ensure the safety of the workers.
The meeting recommended to be more active in waste management in Karnaphuli River.
The committee also suggested taking measures through a designated authority to ensure security, monitoring and quick removal of explosives and hazardous imported chemical products and containers from Chattogram port.
The authority concerned will prepare a specific policy and implement it as well as oversee the entire process, they advised.