International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work to promote safe and environmentally sound ship recycling made further progress this week (6-8 November) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where a roundtable meeting of donors discussed next steps in IMO’s SENSREC project.
At the meeting, the Government of Bangladesh announced plans to take on phase II of the project, which will establish a Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) in the Chittagong region.
The facility will help to manage hazardous materials derived from ship recycling and other industries in the region. Participants also visited the ship recycling yards in Chittagong and had a practical overview of the country’s ship recycling industry.
The meeting was organized by the Government of Bangladesh, in cooperation with IMO and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS).
IMO was represented by Jun Sun of the Marine Environment Division – who gave an update on the progress of the Organization’s Hong Kong Convention.
Source: marine link. 10 November 2016