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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...

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

Dredger purchase to take 10 years?

A report published by this paper on Thursday about a government project to make the country's waterways navigable within 10 years is a perfect example of how inefficiency and mismanagement can...

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Launch, ferry services resume

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

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Route to Paira in poor shape

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transportation Authority (BIWTA) hopes to formally inaugurate the Paira seaport

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016

BIWTA scraps lease for Sadarghat launch terminal

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) today scrapped a lease for the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka.

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.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

BIWTA recreation centre on Buriganga to go

The Supreme Court upholds a High Court verdict that directed the government to demolish and remove the recreation centre from Buriganga river at Kamrangirchar area in Dhaka.

July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015

Vessel movement resumes after Komen weakens

Bangladesh Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) resumed water vessel movement in all internal routes around 10:00am as cyclone Komen weakens, says Mozammel Haque, Chairman of BIWTA.

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

All water transports suspended

In view of the cyclone ‘Komen’ approaching, authorities have suspended operations on all water routes throughout the country.

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.