Japan will start the activities of a feasibility study soon to set up ship recycling facilities, especially the treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF), in Chattogram.
The motion was purported on Wednesday at a meeting between Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun and Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori, at the Industries Ministry in Dhaka, read a press release.
During the meeting, Humayun mentioned Bangladesh's historically friendly relations with Japan and said that Japan is making an important contribution to the socioeconomic development and industrialization of Bangladesh.
Iwama Kiminori said Japan will help Bangladesh in all possible ways to comply with the conditions of "The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (The Hong Kong Convention)".
Welcoming Bangladesh's proposal to set up ship recycling facilities at Sitakunda, Chattogram, he said, Japan will take initiative soon for the feasibility study.
Industries Secretary Jakia Sultana and Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC) Md Shaidul Haque Bhuiyan, among others, were present on the occasion.