09/02/2015 IMO Project Coordinator Simone Leyers has been in Dhaka, Bangladesh 30 January to 6 February) to establish the local project management office and kick-start activities under the Norad-funded project “Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh – Phase I”. Mr Md. Mizanur Rahman is the newly appointed National Project Manager, who will be responsible for the day-to-day operational planning and implementation of the project at the local level.
The local project management office is hosted within the premises of the Ministry of Industries in Dhaka. IMO will be implementing this project in close cooperation with the Ministry of Industries of the Government of Bangladesh.
The project aims to enhance the development of safe and environmentally sound ship recycling inBangladesh, with the aim of improving the standards and, therefore, the sustainability of the industry. The project also aims to facilitate the ratification/accession and effective implementation of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, to ensure safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh.