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  • 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 not act within seven days.

  • BIWTA special service

    BIWTA to provide special service to home goers from May 30

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will provide special service to waterway passengers from May 30 aiming to ensure their safe journey during the Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Inland water vessel services suspended due to Fani

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended operations of all types of water vessels across the country due to cyclonic storm “Fani”, which is likely to hit Bangladesh’s coastal areas tomorrow.

  • Turag river in Mirpur

    BIWTA continues eviction on Turag banks

    Authorities are pulling down illegal establishments along the banks of Turag River in Mirpur. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) demolished at least three buildings in Kaundia Ghat area.

  • BIWTA knocks down 173 more structures

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday knocked down some 173 structures at Jahurabad, Palpara and Kawnia in the capital's Mirpur as part of their on-going drive against illegal establishments along the Buriganga and Turag rivers.

  • BIWTA drive goes on

    BIWTA drive goes on

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday knocked down 57 illegal structures in Keraniganj's Madyachar and Basila as part of the ongoing drive against illegal establishments along the Buriganga and the Turag.

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    BIWTA launches hotline to receive complaints

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) launches a 24-hour hotline to stop harassment of the passengers at river ports and also to record complaints about pollution and illegal grabbing of rivers.

  • Eviction Drive  among Buriganga River

    Eviction drive on to reclaim river banks

    The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday knocked down 252 illegal structures, including 10 multi-storey buildings, at the capital's Kamrangirchar.

  • BIWTA authorities are pulling down illegal establishments along the vein of Dhaka

    Encroachment: Eviction along Buriganga

    For the fourth day, authorities are pulling down illegal establishments along the vein of Dhaka – the Buriganga River – to free its land from encroachment.

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    BIWTA structures in Sadarghat only for passengers

    The structures constructed by BIWTA in Sadarghat area of Dhaka have to be used only for the passengers' interest, ordered the Supreme Court yesterday.

  • Fire at BIWTA warehouse in N’ganj

    A fire breaks out at a warehouse of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) in Narayanganj.

  • Bangladesh River transport services resume from Today

    River transport services resume as Titli weakens

    Water vessel services, including launch service, on different river routes of the country resume as Cyclone Titli weakened after crossing the Odisha coast in India.

  • Bangladesh Water transport workers strike

    Water vessel services from Sadarghat suspended

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) suspends all water vessel services from Sadarghat launch terminal until further notice due to inclement weather.

  • Illegal dockyards choke Buriganga

    Around 70 dockyards have been running illegally for decades encroaching on the Buriganga river on a stretch extending between

  • Bangladesh River transport services resume from Today

    Water transports resume countrywide operation

    With the improvement of weather conditions, water vessels except smaller launches resume their operation throughout the country after authorities lift a suspension order.

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    Bad weather halts Paturia-Daulatdia launch service

    Launch service on Paturia-Daulatdia remains suspended since this morning due to strong current in the river Padma triggered by inclement weather.

  • Both launch and ferry services halted due to inclement weather

    Bad weather halts Paturia-Daulatdia launch services

    Four days into the suspension of ferry services, the BIWTA has suspended launch services on Paturia-Daulatdia route since last night due to rough weather.

  • Launch, ferry services resume

    After about 24-hour halt, launch and ferry services resume across the country.

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