State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury today inaugurated a 700-meter reinforced cement concrete (RCC) jetty at Guptachhara in Sandwaip under Chattogram district.
The jetty named as 'Dwipbandhu Mustafizur Rahman Jetty' which was built under the supervision of the Shipping Ministry with a view to easing the unloading and loading of goods and movement of passengers, said a press release.
Apart from the jetty, parking yard, passenger camp, lighting system, railing and boundary facilities have been added. These construction works have been done at a cost of Taka around Taka 51 crore.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq chaired the function while local lawmaker Mahfuzur Rahman Mita, Sandwip Upazila Chairman Shajahan Master, Vice-Chairman Mainuddin Mission and municipality mayor Moqtader Mawla Selim spoke, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said the country is heading towards development and prosperity under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The premier had declared the 'charter for change' and now every citizens of the country believe that their lots have been changed, he said.
The state minister said when the construction of special economic zone will be completed in Sandwip, all demands and aspirations of the people of Sandwip will be met.