US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday cut the ribbon to inaugurate a new Coast Guard boat maintenance facility in Chittagong.
The maintenance facility is a joint US-Bangladesh initiative.
The ambassador praised various activities of Bangladesh Coast Guard at the inauguration, including the search and rescue of missing fishermen after Cyclone Mora last year.
“A strong Bangladesh Coast Guard is very important for the security of the region and the world,” she said.
Bernicat also said that the facility was a symbol of the strong relationship between the two countries.
During her two-day trip to Chittagong, she also visited Chittagong Port and met with government officials, as well as with members of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry and civil society.