Shipping sector safe due to proper measures: Khalid

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Sunday said the shipping sector did not suffer any damage due to the super cyclone ‘Fani’ as the government took appropriate measures to face the storm, reports BSS. “We were on alert about the cyclone Fani and every official and employee of the shipping ministry performed duties with utmost sincerity before the landfall of the cyclone,” he said.

The state minister said a control room remained also open round the clock for disseminating information among people especially for the people living in the coastal belts. “Thanks to everyone, as people were concerned about the cyclone Fani,” he said, adding ferry movement as well as launch services have already started across the country.

Kahlid, also organizing secretary of Awami League, handed over a cheque worth of Taka 83.38 lakh to the family of Asghar, who died in a road accident. During the cheque handing ceremony, the state minister said the ministry always stands beside every person who works in the shipping sector. Ali Asghar, a deck cadet of Bangladesh Marine Academy for the batch

51st, died in a fatal road accident while going to Shore Leave (time spent on the shore) with the permission of the master in Puerto San Martin, Argentina on September 3 last year. On October 12, his body was brought to home from Brazil and buried his native village in Barguna district.

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