World Bank to Fund Dredging of Waterways in Bangladesh

2022-05-18 13:05:00 Marine News

The World Bank will fund dredging of the Chattogram-Dhaka- Ashuganj waterways and will also further aid in setting up terminals to enhance capacity of the shipping corridor and improve the security system.

 The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and two contractors signed an agreement in this connection.

BIWTA Additional Chief Engineer and Project Director Ayub Ali and Managing Director of Karnaphuli Ship Builders EngAbdur Rashid signed the agreement on behalf of the contractor Gulf Kobla-Karnaphuli while Banga Dredgers Ltd Director Ainul Islam signed on behalf of the contractor Dharti-Banga in presence of the State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury.

The Gulf Kobla-Karnaphuli and Dharti-Banga joint ventures will work for the development of 13 shipping routes under the agreement at a cost of Tk430 crore.

Shipping Secretary Mesbah Uddin Chowdhury, National River Protection Commission Chairman Manzoor Ahmed Chowdhury and BIWTA Chairman Commodore GolamSadeq were present at the signing ceremony.

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