Bangladesh’s top decision-making body, ECNEC, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday approved construction of country’s first deepsea port, in Matarbari, near Cox’s Bazar.
The port, with 16-metres of water depth, will be able to accommodate 8,000 teu vessels, cutting Bangladesh’s dependence on feeder vessels that link with the transhipment hubs of Singapore, Colombo and Port Klang.
Currently, its ports of Chittagong and Mongla have a maximum 9.5 metre draught and …
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