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POST TIME: 3 August, 2017 00:00 00 AM
Int’l seminar on global shipping Aug 27
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Int’l seminar on global shipping Aug 27

An international seminar on ‘Strategies for Professional Development of Seafarars in Global Shipping’ will be held at Hotel Redisson Blue in the capital on August 27, reports BSS.

To be organised by Department of Shipping, the seminar will be attended by Kitack Lim, secretary general of International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, as the guest of honour. Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan disclosed this at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the meeting room of his ministry yesterday, said an official release.

The speakers, in the seminar, will focus on how to increase employment opportunities for Bangladeshi sailors by improving their skills, Khan said.

He said high-profile professionals who are working at different shipping sectors at home and abroad will present their papers in the seminar while director generals of shipping departments of seven neighbouring countries and chiefs or representatives of 41 international shipping agencies are expected to attend the seminar.

Secretary of the Shipping Ministry Ashok Madhab Roy, Chairman of Bangladesh Inner Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Dr Engineer Gana Ranjan Shil, Director General of Shipping Department Commodore Syed Ariful Islam, Director of Foreign Ministry Dr Muntasir Mamun and other stakeholders were present at the inter-ministerial meeting.