Ship recycling is contributing significantly to the national economy as the sector is supplying raw material to the steel and re-rolling mills, says the industries minister.
“As a labour intensive industry, ship recycling is contributing significantly to the national economy by creating jobs and increasing earnings,” Amir Hossain Amu said while speaking at the closing session of a workshop in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The industries ministry organised the workshop titles 'Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling/SENSREC' with additional secretary Begum Parag in the chair.
Joint secretary Begum Yasmin Sultana, Norwegian ambassador in Dhaka Sidsel Bleken and Dr Stefan Micallef of International Maritime Organisation also spoke on the occasion.
The industries minister said the government has already taken steps to ensure a safe working place for ship recycling industry, according to BSS.
Source: the financial express. 22 February 2017