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Bangladesh will work toward more safe scrapping

The government in Bangladesh has signed a memorandum of understanding with the IMO aimed at introducing safer scrapping in the country.

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IMO and the government in Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving the standards of environment and safety in the country's ship-breaking industry, according to Sustainable Shipping.

Specifically, the country will work on the project "Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh - Phase 1" for the next six months. Bangladesh is the world's second-largest scrapping nation and has often been criticized for the country's dangerous ship-breaking conditions.

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