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  • 24 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladeshi State Minister for Shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, inaugurated the 155-km-long  Bhogai-Kangsha river route dredging works in Netrokona yesterday, local media reports.  “The government has decided to restore the country’s river routes through dredging works. We have a mega-plan to restore 10,000 km waterways in the country,” Minister Chowdhury said at the event. Five companies, including […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bangladesh Inland Water and Transport Authority (BIWTA) has reopened the crucial 31 kilometers long Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel, according to the National News Agency – Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). “We have reopened this crucial channel three days ago for vessels with draft as high as 14 feet which were previously required to use rivers and canals inside the Sundarbans,” […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) needs at least 100 dredgers to help maintain the country’s rivers navigability, according to the Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan. “The BIWTA has only 21 dredgers. A process is underway to procure 20 more dredgers,” Khan said during a seminar organized by the Dutch company Royal IHC at the Bangabandhu International […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladesh government is working on a plan to dredge the river Dhaleswari from Hazrapur point to Zabra point in Manikganj district. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will supervise the project for dredging a 62-km-long stretch of the river. “The river has dried up during the dry season and water vessels cannot move. This river […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has invited bidders for a dredging program on 12 important river routes, which will be undertaken in 3 parts. The part 1 will include dredging work by cutter suction dredger for the navigability improvement of the Dhaka-Sureswar-Angaria-Madaripur river route from Pakhira to Hajotkhola on the River Palang. During […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) introduced a plan to add eleven new dredgers to its current fleet by September 2013, reports thefinancialexpress-bd.com. This information was announced yesterday, at the Shipping Ministry’s meeting on “different projects of BIWTA, purchase of dredgers under revenue budget and dredging activities.” Shajahan Khan, the Shipping Minister, presided over the […]

  • 15 November 2012

    Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a lawsuit against eight members of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), according to bdnews24.com. Assistant Director Md Amirul Islam filed this case at the Motijheel Police Station on Thursday, stated Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, the ACC Public Relations Officer. The basis for the lawsuit is the allegation that BIWTA […]

  • 6 July 2012

    Dredging Department of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), has announced tender for the maintenance dredging works for the year 2012/2013. These works include: 1) Dredging work by cutter suction dredger for maintaining navigability of Mawa-Mangalmajhi-Kathalbari-Charjanajat ferry and river route in the river Padma (Group-1); 2) Dredging work by cutter suction dredger for maintaining navigability […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Karnafuly joint venture consortium ltd. delivered three high quality Cutter Suction Dredgers 450 to Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). On Wednesday the 18th of January the vessels were inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. The vessels were built in close co-operation with the local Karnaphuli Shipyard. VOSTA LMG has a cooperation […]

  • 13 January 2012

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will add three new fuel-saving computerised dredgers to its present fleet to maitain …   (thefinancialexpress-bd) [mappress] Source: thefinancialexpress-bd, January 13, 2012; Image: vostalmg

  • 11 November 2011

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, Tender Dredging Department, has invited tender for construction and supply of 1 x 18” cutter suction dredger, with spare parts; 1 x crane boat; 1 x crew house boat; 150 floating pipes; 100 shore pipes; 100 pairs FS wire ropes; 8 Coils; Spare parts for Dredger (9) and spare parts […]

  • 3 June 2010
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    A delegation from the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, headed by BIWTA-Chairman Abdul Meleque Miah, visited Europe in May. The main purpose of the trip was the pre-shipment inspection of the components for three cutter suction dredgers to be built at Chittagong-based Karnafuly Shipyard, whose Managing Director M.A. Rashid was among the delegates. The actual […]

  • 4 June 2020

    The Government of Bangladesh has taken up a dredging master plan to improve navigability of the internal waterways across the country, The Financial Express reports. Under the official plan, around 10,000 kilometres of river routes will be made navigable through excavating 178 waterways. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is expected to conduct the […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Do Pump, a Chinese manufacturer and supplier of dredging pumps and dredging equipment, delivered their CSD 500 dredge pump to Bangladesh recently. According to Do Pump, the dredging project is located in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. “This CSD 500 dredge pump works at 3500 cubic meters per hour in total, at a transfer distance […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    In order to increase navigability of the country’s rivers and ensure smooth waterway communication, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has started the process of procuring 55 new dredgers, reported the UNB. According to the officials, 55 dredgers will be procured under two separate projects – Procurement of 20 dredgers and ancillary machinery; and Procurement […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladeshi Executive Committee of the National Economic (ECNEC) has approved a project to procure some 35 dredgers, costing around $526 million, to keep up navigability in 100 major rivers across the country, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) reports.  The approval came from the 11th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The construction and dredging work of Bahadurabad of Jamalpur and Balasighat of Gaibandha will be inaugurated on March 3, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha – the Bangladesh’s national news agency. This was disclosed at a meeting on ‘Development, Finance and Administration of BIWTA’, chaired by the Shipping Minister, Shajahan Khan. The main purpose of the dredging […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ellicott Dredges, a Baltimore based manufacturer of dredging equipment, has reported a very busy and successful end of 2017, with important new orders from all corners of the world. The New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) runs the New York State Canal System and has once again selected Ellicott to supply its latest dredger, to […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    One of the largest and most populated deltas in the world is the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM). It covers approximately 100,000km² of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. The large river delta offers good possibilities for transport over water, but it also encompasses the risk of regular floodings. Keeping the many waterways of the delta […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday inaugurated the dredging works for improving the navigability of river route from Mongla to Pakshi via Chandpur-Mawa-Goalanda, local media reports. The project aims at boosting navigability of the waterway for facilitating shipment of heavy equipment and goods at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. Under the project, to be conducted by the […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    DSC Dredge, a Louisiana based company specialized in production of portable dredgers, recently shipped one of three new 18-inch Shark Class portable cutter suction dredgers to contractors in Bangladesh. The contractors will use the new dredgers to restore navigability to Bangladesh’s critical waterways. Bangladesh is home to 24,000 km (14,913 miles) of rivers, streams and […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dhaka-based business conglomerate DBL Group last Saturday inaugurated two IHC Beaver 50 cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) and two Delta Multi Craft (DMC) 1050 work boats. The vessels were inaugurated by the Bangladesh Minister of Shipping, Honorable Shajahan Khan. Also attending the ceremony were Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Commodore Mohammad Mozammel Haque, Chairman, District […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, will inaugurate the recently dredged Mongla-Ghasiakhali Channel today through a video-conference from her Gonobhaban residence. During today’s opening ceremony, the Prime Minister will also inaugurate eleven newly procured dredgers. A significant amount of material was removed from the waterway to make the 31 kilometer river route operational, the Shipping Ministry […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A navigability survey on the country’s 53 river routes will be completed by the end of this month, according to Bangladeshi Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan. With financial support from the World Bank, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is conducting the survey under the project Inland Waterway Navigability Study, said Khan. An agreement with Royal Haskoning […]

  • 16 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

                    Bangladesh to Buy New Dredgers The Bangladesh government has launched a project under which it will procure 20 dredgers for its Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).   Royal IHC‬: Dutch ‪Dredging‬ Solutions in Brazil Royal IHC‬ shared its expertise at a seminar on Dutch ‪dredging‬ solutions for […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Bangladesh government has launched a project under which it will procure 20 dredgers for its Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). The procurement of the dredgers and equipment is in response to the “Feasibility Study of Capital Dredging and Sustainable River Management in Bangladesh (FSCD & SRMB). The study suggests acquisition of some 216 cutter suction dredgers […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VOSTA LMG and Karnafuly shipyard recently delivered 10 cutter-suction dredgers for BIWTA / BWDB. Out of the ten vessels, six are CSD 450 type dredgers built for the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority and four CSD 500 type vessels for the Bangladesh Water Development Board. The dredgers are already employed in keeping the Bangladesh waterway […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan told the parliament yesterday that the government would procure 23 dredgers, 4 amphibian dredgers, survey vessel, tug boat and crane boat to ensure navigation on inland waterways across the country. “The government already procured 11 dredgers and conducted sand quarry in 1,000 km rivers to ensure smooth navigation for water transports […]

  • 8 August 2013

        Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has launched a drive to remove wastages including polythene from the Buriganga by operating three newly-collected long boom excavators. Shipping minister Shahjahan Khan inaugurated the drive on the Buringanga adjacent to Shyambazar in the capital. BIWTA sources said about 31,500 cubic meter wastage would be removed from […]