THE SHIPPING SECRETARY VISITS RADIANT SHIPYARD
The Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Mr. Muhammad Abdus Samad paid a visit to the Radiant Shipyard Saturday, 3 August 2019, along with Chairman, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Commodore Mahbub-ul Islam, BN and Managing Director, Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC), Commodore Yahya Syed, BN, meeting the Managing Director, Commander AKM Alauddin, BN(Retd), Directors & members of its workforce, and hearing about the capacity and capabilities of the yard in building ships and crafts, planned modernization of the yard. Radiant Shipyard Ltd, Bangladesh’s one of the leading shipbuilder, was established in the year 2012, located besides Shitalakkhaya River in Rupgonj, Narayangonj. Today, Radiant Shipyard stands over 20 acres of land, consisting of all sort of hi-tech and heavy tech machinery. It maintains Class certified standards for its projects, timely delivery as well as providing the best quality services to their clients. Radiant Shipyard builds vessels for a variety of needs and purposes for clients. However, its main specialty is the construction of LPG carrier. Radiant is the only shipyard in Bangladesh that has the practical experience of building LPG carrier. The Secretary visited all facilities of the shipyard and observed on ground activities of the yard in depth. He expressed his deep satisfaction seeing the workmanship of the under construction ships & crafts and also the state of the art facilities of the yard. The Secretary was impressed by the massive growth of the Shipyard against all the odds. He was also satisfied with the employment of more a thousand workers. He opined that RSL should keep its endeavor and help building the backward linkage industries of shipbuilding, so that more jobs can be generated and technological expertise can be improved to international standards.
The journey of the regional conference on Marine Technology began in 1998. Since then this conference had been organised biennially until 2008 based on the concept that of the ASEAN countries will form a regional network and cooperation between academics and industries. After the success of these biennial regional conferences, this time it is going to take place as an international event. This international conference on Marine Technology (MARTEC 2016), Dhaka is an effort for providing a platform for exchanging ideas, experiences and research works in various areas of Marine Technology. Objective • To encourage better cooperation between academic institutions and industries. • To strengthen regional and international networking. • To provide a forum for sharing knowledge among regional and international researchers in the field of marine technology. RADIANT is happy being engaged in such an international event.