BIWTA

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Padma Bridge construction cost to be recovered in 35 years, govt expects

The government expects to recover Padma Bridge’s construction cost in the next 35 years, officials said today.

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.

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

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.

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

BIWTA knocks down 55 illegal structures

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority yesterday knocked down some 55 structures, including one four-storey building and two three-storey buildings, in Ramchandrapur area of capital's Mohammadpur as part of their ongoing drive against the illegal establishments along the Buriganga and Turag rivers.

February 12, 2019
February 12, 2019

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.

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

BIWTA knocks down 1,199 illegal structures from Turag

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authorities (BIWTA) knocks down around 290 illegal structures from different places on the bank of the Turag River.

April 29, 2018
April 29, 2018

Bad weather halts water vessel services

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) suspends all types of water vessels services from Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka due to stormy weather.

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 turn important projects stagnant.

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