Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA)

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

A dumping zone called Turag river

DNCC’s indiscriminate dumping of waste on the banks of Turag River is inexcusable

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

Inland water vessel services suspended due to rough weather

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended the operations of vessels on all waterways across the country due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone ‘Sitrang’.

February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020

Settle dispute over Turag land: HC to BIWTA

The High Court directed Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to settle within 15 days the application filed by 62 families challenging BIWTA's action for establishing pillars in the families' land adjacent to the bank of Turag river in Savar.

January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020

BIWTA demolishes 11 illegal structures on Meghna bank

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) conducts a drive and knocks down 11 illegally built jetties beside two rail bridges and a highway bridge over the Meghna at Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria.

November 10, 2019
November 10, 2019

Launch services to resume tomorrow

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has said launch services on all the routes will resume on tomorrow morning as the threat to waterways from cyclone Bulbul continues to subside.

November 8, 2019
November 8, 2019

BIWTA suspends river vessels operation ahead of Bulbul

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended operations of all types of river vessels on all inner routes ahead of the cyclone ‘Bulbul’ that my hit Bangladesh tomorrow evening.

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

Risky trips thru’ rivers

Frequent movement of unauthorised vessels, hidden islands and narrow channel have made around 50 kilometres of Dhaka-Barishal naval route extremely risky.

September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019

Lighter vessel capsizes with 1,100 tonnes coal in Bay

A coal-laden lighter vessel has capsized near the Sangu Gas Field in the Bay of Bengal.

September 4, 2019
September 4, 2019

Launch services suspended on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) suspends operations of launches and speedboats on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route due to a strong current in the river Padma.

July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019

Graft case: BIWTA official gets 7yrs in jail

A special judge court hands down seven years rigorous punishment to assistant account officer of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Abdus Salam Khan for misappropriating about Tk 20.59 crore of BIWTA’s provident fund.