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The Lighthouse Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVII OF 1927 )


Rates of light-dues leviable
10. (1) The Government may by notification in the official Gazette, prescribe rates, not exceeding 1[five Taka] per ton, at which light-dues shall be payable, and may prescribe different rates for different classes of ships, or for ships of the same class when in use for different purposes or in different circumstances.
(2) Light-dues payable in respect of a ship shall be paid by the owner or master of the ship on its arrival at, and on its departure from, any port in Bangladesh:
Provided that, if Light-dues have been paid in accordance with the provisions of this Act in respect of any ship, no further due shall become payable in respect of that ship for a period of thirty days from the date on which the dues so paid became payable.
(3) An order under sub-section (1) imposing, abolishing or varying light-dues shall not take effect till the expiration of thirty days from the day on which the order was notified in the official Gazette.

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    The words "five Taka" were substituted, for the words "twelve poisha" by section 2 of the Lighthouse (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. XIII of 1982)
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