Rear Admiral M Shahjahan, Chairman of the Chattogram Port Authority (CPA), claimed the port’s capacity would be enhanced 3 to 4 times after the completion of the Bay Terminal and Matarbari Port Development Project. Furthermore, the authority has developed a short-, medium-, and long-term strategy to deal with the port’s growing cargo, container, and vessel handling in a user-friendly manner.
On March 30, the Cox’s Bazar district government handed over 283.27 acres of land to the port authorities as part of the Matarbari Port Development Project, according to the Port Chairman. “Tenders will be called for the construction of the port. The Matarbari terminal will be able to accommodate ships with a depth of more than 18 metres.”
The CPA Chairman said as part of directives of present government, an initiative has been taken to make the new mooring container terminal fully operational after procurements of handling equipment. He informed that the district administration handed over the documents of 67 acres of privately owned land under the Bay Terminal project to the port.