‘Bangladesh no longer in pirate prone countries’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said journey in the sea route is safe now as Bangladesh is no longer in the list of pirate prone countries.

She made the statement while addressing an international workshop on blue economy held in the capital’s Shonargaon hotel on Monday morning.

The premier said Bangladesh lacks technologies which can be used for extracting the resources in the sea.

She said: “We have got our right over the resources in the sea with the two maritime verdicts and now we can use and extract them without any hindrance.

‚ÄúBut neither the people of the country still do not have much knowledge about the resources nor do we have enough technologies to extract them.”

The PM informed that Maritime Science Research Institute is being built in Ramu to conduct research on such areas.

Talking about the ship building industry, she said Bangladesh is earning a lot of foreign currency by exporting ships through both private and public sectors.

The PM inaugurated the workshop where some 32 experts, academicians and government officials from 20 countries are taking part.

Via: http://www.dhakatribune.com

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Neptune Maritime Security: An interesting article and suggestion, given the number of incidents involving fishermen in the region, like this one.