Port of Payra

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Port of Payra
LocationKalapara, Patuakhali
Coordinates21°59′20″N 90°16′45″E / 21.9890°N 90.2792°E / 21.9890; 90.2792Coordinates: 21°59′20″N 90°16′45″E / 21.9890°N 90.2792°E / 21.9890; 90.2792
Opened13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
Owned byPayra Port Authority

The Port of Payra is a small seaport in southern Bangladesh. It was established by an Act of Parliament in 2013. The port was officially inaugurated in 2016. It is located on the Ramnabad Channel near the Bay of Bengal.[1]


The port was established after demands for a seaport in the coastal Barisal Division. Bangladeshi officials have stated that a deep water port has been planned in the area which will serve southern Bangladesh, as well as neighboring countries like Nepal and Bhutan.[2]


As of 2017, Parya is primarily a governmental route for import and export.[3]


The Payra Port Authority is an autonomous agency which is responsible for the management of the seaport of Payra.[4]


  1. ^ http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/199597/bangladeshi-payra-port-inaugurated/
  2. ^ "Payra sea port". The Independent (Editorial). Dhaka. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  3. ^ নতুন পায়রা সমুদ্রবন্দর বাংলাদেশের জন্য কতটা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ [The importance of the new Payra seaport]. BBC Bangla (in Bengali). 30 October 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  4. ^ উদ্বোধন হলেও সচল হয়নি পায়রা বন্দর. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 30 November 2013. Retrieved 2016-11-17.

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