Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority

Freeing the Meghna from Grabbers: Act or get sued

The National River Conservation Commission has warned that it would take legal actions against at least a dozen government authorities for their inaction to free the Meghna from grabbers if they do...

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Transport strike in 21 districts withdrawn

Transport owners and workers withdraw their 48-hour strike in 21 districts of the country's south western region.

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

River polluters warned

Millions of gallons of untreated wastewaters, mainly from industries, are being dumped into the rivers around Dhaka city through as many as 185 outlets every day.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Water transport workers call off strike

Water transport workers withdraw their indefinite work abstention which was due to start tomorrow to press home their 15-point demand including pay hike.

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Launches get Eid colours (video)

Water transport workers at different dockyards in Sadarghat terminal of Dhaka are passing busy times to repair and beautify launches to ensure a safe and comfortable journey ahead of Eid.

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

Bad weather affects water routes

Bad weather takes a toll on the river connectivity throughout Bangladesh today, forcing suspension of operations at several key points.

February 22, 2015
February 22, 2015

Death toll rises to 39

At least 35 people have been killed when a launch carrying over 150 passengers capsizes in the Padma river in Manikganj after being hit by a cargo trawler