06 December 2011

Ship Breaking and Ship Recycling Rules-2011 by Dec 14:

DHAKA, Dec 4 (BSS) - The Ship Breaking and Ship Recycling Rules-2011 would be finalized by December 14, giving importance on safety and security measurers of the workers, their risk management and environmental aspects as well.

The Ministry of Industries would begin works in formulating the ship breaking and ship recycling rules immediately after finalization of the rules, said Industries Minister Dilip Barua here today.

Addressing a workshop at a local hotel, he said the present government is going to formulate the rules giving the highest importance on environmental aspects and risk management of the workers.

Presided over by Industries Secretary K H Masud, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Industries A B M Abul Kashem and FBCCI President A K Azad also spoke.

Speaking on the occasion, the speakers said that the government should take initiatives to make the shipbreaking industry a modern one as over 30 lakh people are employed in the industry that supply raw materials to over 20,000 light and medium industries in the country.

A large number of people involved in shipbreaking industry, government officials, representative of different organisations working with environmental issues, lawyers and members of civil society attended the day-long workshop.

Source: BSS. 4 December 2011

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