Posted on February 8, 2024
The Mongla Port Authority has begun dredging in the inner bar of Mongla port channel by four cutter suction dredgers in Section-2 and Section-4 of the base creek area of the port.
The dredging project work started in 2021. After about 35 per cent of the work was completed, dredging operations were stopped in 2022 due to shortage of land for depositing dredging soil.
Following the dredging, it has been possible to bring ships of 8.5-metre draft to Mongla Port. But since dredging has been stopped for almost a year, due to silt accumulation in some places of the channel, 8.5-metre draft ships cannot not come to this port regularly.
Now the dredging work has resumed as the required of land has been acquired for dredging soil, said a press release.
Mongla Port Authority chairman Rear Admiral Shaheen Rahman said that once the dredging project at Inner Bar is completed, ships with a draft of 9.5 to 10 metres will be able to come to Mongla Port easily.