Some 106 oceangoing ships arrived at the Payra port since its inception, generating a revenue of Tk 253 crore for the government as of December 2020.
The port authorities shared the information with Planning Minister MA Mannan during his visit to the port area yesterday.
The minister inspected the progress of work of the first terminal under construction at the port, Ramnabad channel dredging activities and the progress of rehabilitation projects for the families affected by the land acquisition for the port.
Commodore Humayun Kallol, chairman of Payra Port Authority, briefed the minister about the various development activities of the port and the progress of the ongoing activities.
"Payra port is being constructed for the economic development of this southern town. Through this port, our trade relations at home and abroad will be further developed and the country's economy will be strengthened," the minister said.
Special facilities will also be provided in this port for investors, he said.
Later that day, the minister also visited the Kuakata beach.
The national assembly passed the 'Pigeon Seaport Authority Act, 2013' on November 3, 2013 and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction work on November 1, 2013.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury inaugurated the dredging activities on January 17 to maintain a depth of 6.3 metre in the Rabnabad channel.