BIWTA

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA)

Restrictions on public transport

No data on vaccinations of transport workers

According to the directives of the cabinet division, bus drivers and their assistants must have vaccine certificates. However, people affiliated with public transport do not have any data as to how ...

A transport worker sanitizes a child's hands on a public bus amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22 June 2020

Two drivers of MV Abhijan-10 launch sent to jail

The marine court here on Tuesday ordered to send the two drivers of the MV Abhijan-10 launch to jail in a case related to last month's deadly fire that killed at least 42 passengers of the vessel

Two drivers of MV Abhijan-10 launch sent to jail

People responsible for devastating launch fire must be punished

Neither waterways nor the roads are safe. This was proved again when 38 people were killed in a fire on the launch MV Abhijan-10

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Jhalakathi launch fire

Death toll reaches 41

The death toll from the massive fire that broke out from the engine room of a launch in the middle of the Sugandha River off the coast of Jhalakathi Sadar upazila rose to 41, after another body was ...

36 bodies are recovered as of Friday morning as launch catches fire mid-river in Jhalakathi on 24 December 2021

Jhalakathi launch fire

MV Abhijan-10 kept moving for 40 minutes after catching fire

At least 39 people were charred to death and 72 others injured in a major fire that ripped through a launch carrying some 800 passengers from Dhaka to Barguna in the early hours of Friday

Some 39 people were charred to death and 72 others injured in the fire on MV Abhijan-10 as off Friday

Jhalakathi launch fire

‘Govt will provide medical assistance to fire injured’

State minister for shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Friday said all possible medical assistance will be provided to those on board in the launch fire in Jhalakath

State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury

Launch fire

'Faulty engines, reckless speed to blame'

The launch ‘MV Avijan-10’ started its journey from Sadarghat in Dhaka for Barguna at around 6:00pm on Thursday. From the very beginning, the vessel was moving forward recklessly

The charred launch was anchored in the river bank. The picture was taken from Diakul area in Jhalakathi on 24 December

Launch services resume with up to 42pc fare hike

Launch owners have called off their strike, part of the wider transport strike protesting a 23 per cent hike in the price of diesel, following a decision to increase fares by up to 42 per cent.

Launch services resume with up to 42pc fare hike

BIWTA capable of salvaging MV Shah Amanat: Chairman

BIWTA chairman made this remark while inspecting the salvage operation on the third day at the Paturia Ferry Terminal

Ro Ro Ferry Shah Amanat has sunk partially in Paturia ferry ghat no. 5 in Manikganj on 27 October 2021

Speedboats without registration, drivers without training

More than 2,000 speedboats are operated for passenger transportation on various waterways across the country and only 569 of them are registered with the shipping department, according to sources and ...

Speedboats without registration, drivers without training
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