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BIWTA to revive original route

Vessel Movement Thru' Sundarbans

BIWTA to revive original route

It took the Southern Star-7 disaster for the BIWTA to wake up and hurry with the dredging of Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel and restore the navigability on the original route for commercial vessels. Vessels were using an alternative route via the Shela river through the Sundarbans for over a decade as the channel lost its navigability....

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Declining river navigability

SUCCESSIVE governments have failed to gauge the importance of dredging of the major rivers and tributaries in the country. That negligence has finally caught up with us. As per what has been discussed in the parliament on June 18, we are informed that navigability in nearly 7,500 km of waterways has been lost over the last four decades. Now that presents policymakers with a big headache since internal waterways constitute a major trade route and loss of navigation over...

Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Unesco has threatened to list the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage in Danger site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment. Reef authorities granted permission for the dumping in January as part of a project to create one of the world's biggest coal ports. But scientists have warned that the sediment...

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