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Bangladesh ship recycling project makes good progress

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IMO Bangladesh 21 JUNE 201621/06/2016  – Stakeholders have been updated on progress made by the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC) project – Phase I, which is being executed and implemented by IMO and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), in partnership with the Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh and Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS).

At a recent workshop (15 June), updates were given on the various parts of phase I of the project, including completion or near completion of various studies and ongoing training activities. The Dissemination Workshop was jointly organized by the IMO, Ministry of Industries, Bangladesh and Secretariat of BRS, It was followed by a meeting of the Project Steering Committee and Executive Committee, under the chairmanship of Ms. Parag, Acting Secretary, Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh (16 June).

The SENSREC project was launched in January 2015 and aims to improve safety and environmental standards within the ship-recycling industry in Bangladesh. The first phase is expected to be completed by December 2016.

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