Welcome to a short tour at T.K. Shipyard Limited as it is a growing shipbuilding industry in the private sector of Bangladesh.
The history of shipbuilding in Bangladesh has a long tradition. It began with wooden-bodied traveler boat having two decks. Today we are all set to forget that Bangladesh was the centre of building ocean-going vessels in Asia between 15th and 17th century. In the early 20th century, the shipyards of Bangladesh built many commercial ships up to 13,000 tons. Bangladesh is now receiving orders of oceangoing ships and ferries from Germany, Denmark and Netherlands.
Bangladesh has some advantages for shipbuilding industry such as availability of skilled labor, prosperous history, English spoken people and geographical location etc. Within five years this sector can emerge as the largest export sector for Bangladesh. The challenges could be overcome by appropriate responses that should be initiated by Government with the focus of building small to medium size ships up to 30,000 tons.
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