Western Marine Shipyard Ltd will build a Tk 16.45 crore harbour tugboat for Chittagong Port Authority.
Rear Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, chairman of Chittagong Port Authority, and Sakhawat Hossain, managing director of Western Marine, signed the contract yesterday, the shipbuilder said in a statement.
Western Marine won the deal as the lowest bidder after participating in an international tender.
The 25-tonne bollard pull tugboat will be used for Pangaon Inland Container in Dhaka.
Western Marine built various types of vessels for Chittagong port, including a 60-tonne BP tugboat -- the highest capacity tugboat in the country -- which is expected to be delivered this month.