Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) will procure a total of 16 vessels, including two mother bulk carriers and 10 lighter vessels, by 2021.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director of BSC Commodore Sumon Mahmud Sabbir while exchanging views with journalists at the 42nd general meeting of the corporation at its headquarters at Saltgola in the city this afternoon.
Currently, there are eight vessels in BSC fleet, Sabbir said.
MV Banglar Jayjatra, MV Banglar Smbridhi, Banglar Arjan, Banglar Agrajatra, Banglar Agradoot, Banglar Agragati were procured from China in 2018.
The managing director said the BSC earned Taka 230.7 crore while spent Taka 174.84 crore in 2018-19 fiscal.
Besides, BSC also proposed to procure six more LNG vessels for carrying crude LNG from abroad.