BIWTA suspends inland water transport


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', reports UNB.

The suspension took effect at 10:00am on Monday and will remain in force till further notice, BIWTA public relations officer Mobarak Hossain said.

Besides, the leave of all BIWTA officials have been canceled, he added.

The cyclone may cross Barishal-Chattogram coast near Khepupara by Tuesday early morning and because of the impact of the cyclone heavy rains would continue to lash the country, according to the latest bulletin of Bangladesh Metrological Department.