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Bangladesh launches second phase of IMO enforced Ship Recycling project

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DHAKA (Scrap Register): Bangladesh has launched second phase of an IMO enforced task to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last month.

This project is funded under a US$1.1 million agreement with the Government of Norway. It has taken 19 month to complete the project.

It focuses on building capacity within Bangladesh to develop a legal, policy and institutional reform road-map towards accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, and will train a variety of stakeholders within a well-functioning training system.

The project will build on the first phase of the Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC) Project, which resulted in economic and environmental studies on ship recycling in Bangladesh, the development of training materials and capacity building plans and a preliminary design for infrastructure including facilities for treatment, storage and disposing of hazardous wastes generated from recycling operations.

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