Dissemination Workshop on the Port Community System Study in Bangladesh
19 Nov 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a dissemination workshop on developing a port community system in Bangladesh on 19 November 2020.
The workshop aimed to
- Provide relevant stakeholders with a deeper understanding of the port community system;
- Present the findings and recommendations of the report on port community system development in Bangladesh; and
- Seek stakeholders’ support and guidance on the development of a port community system policy and roadmap for Bangladesh.
Sessions were held on assessments of operational efficiency of the Chattogram port, container traffic forecast and expected benefits of a port community system for Chattogram Port, and presentation of a possible port community system and necessary steps for implementation.
The online event was attended by 15 participants from the Government of Bangladesh's Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Shipping, Chittagong Port Authority, Mongla Port Authority, and Payra Port Authority, and ADB.
The workshop is supported by the ADB technical assistance "Advancing Cooperation in the Maritime Sector in South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program" financed by the United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility. It is aligned with ADB‘s efforts to advance cooperation and integration in the maritime sector and promote globally competitive ports in SASEC member countries.