Govt mulls to launch ferry service on Cox’s Bazar- Moheskhali route: Khalid

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SANGSAD BHABAN, Nov 14, 2019 (BSS) – State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury today said the government has a plan to introduce ferry service on Cox’s Bazar- Moheskhali route.

“We have a plan to introduce ferry service from Chowfaldandi of Cox’s Bazar to Moheskhali. The Shipping Ministry has already completed a feasibility study on Cox’s Bazar- Moheskhali route,” he told parliament while responding to a starred question placed by ruling party lawmaker Kaniz Fatema Ahmed (Women Seat-8).

A joint committee of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) conducted another feasibility study in this regard, the state minister said.

He said the committee recommended that once Moheskhali point is excavated and infrastructures and roads are developed there, it would be possible to introduce ferry service on Cox’s Bazar- Moheskhali route.