30 November 2010

Norwegian Minister Visits ShipBreaking Yards of Bangladesh

The Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development, Mr. Erik Solheim, visited Bangladesh on the 22nd and the 23rd of November.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Forest and the Ministry of Shipping, the Minister visited a ship breaking yard in Chittagong on November 22. The ambassador of Norway in Bangladesh also accompanied him during his visit to Kabir Steel ship breaking yard at Bhatiary of Sitakunda. The aim of this visit was to gain increased understanding of the ship breaking industry.

During his two-day visit the Minister had meetings with the Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, Commerce Minister Muhammad Faruk Khan, Minister of Food and Disaster management Muhammed Abdur Razzaque, Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes and Ship Breakers Association (BSBA) of Bangladesh. The conversations touched upon several areas of mutual interest like the business opportunities in a changing world, climate change, and ship breaking.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka website, Nov 28, 2010
The Financial Express; Nov 22, 2010
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