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03/07/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Chittagong Port Authority Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LII OF 1976 )

Chapter III

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITY

Powers of the Authority
10. (1) Subject to the other provisions of this Ordinance, the Authority may take such measures and exercise such powers as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Ordinance.
 
 
 
 
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), the Authority shall, in particular, have power-
 
 
 
 
(a) to construct, maintain and operate docks, moorings, piers and bridges within the Port, with all necessary and convenient drains, arches, culverts, roads, railways, fences and approaches;
 
 
 
 
(b) to undertake any work of or in connection with the loading, unloading and storing of goods in the Port;
 
 
(c) to construct, maintain and operate ferry vessels to carry passengers, vehicles and goods within the Port;
 
 
 
 
(d) to construct, maintain and operate railways, warehouses, sheds, engines, cranes, scales and other appliances for conveying, receiving, handling and storing goods to be landed or shipped or otherwise dealt with by the Authority;
 
 
 
 
(e) to reclaim, excavate, enclose or raise any part of the bank or bed of the river;
 
 
 
 
(f) to construct, maintain and operate dredgers and appliances for cleaning, deepening and improving the bed of the river;
 
 
 
 
(g) to construct, maintain and operate all means and appliances for berthing, loading and discharging vessels;
 
 
 
 
(h) to construct, maintain and operate vessels for towing or rendering assistance to vessels, saving life and property or recovering any property lost, sunk or stranded;
 
 
 
 
(i) to supply fuel or water to vessels;
 
 
 
 
(j) to provide fire and security services within the Port;
 
 
 
 
(k) to acquire, hire, procure, construct, erect, manufacture, provide, operate, maintain or repair anything whatsoever required by the Authority for the purposes of this Ordinance;
 
 
 
 
(l) to control the erection and use of docks and any other works, whether above or below the high water-mark, within the Port or the approaches to the Port;
 
 
 
 
(m) to acquire any undertaking affording or intending to afford facilities for the loading and discharging or warehousing of goods in the Port or for the bunkering of vessels;
 
 
 
 
1[(mm) to regulate the custom agents licensed under the Customs Act, 1969 (IV of 1969) in the performance of their functions within the limits of Chittagong Port;]
 
 
 
 
(n) to enter into any contract, bond or agreement of any kind whatsoever for the purposes of this Ordinance.

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    Clause (mm) was inserted by section 6 of the Chittagong Port Authority (Amendment) Act, 1995 (Act No. XIX of 1995)
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