Bangladesh unveils dredging master plan, floats bid to buy dredger

The government of Bangladesh has prepared a dredging master plan to dig a total of 10,000 km of rivers to enhance their navigability facilitating water transportation.

State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said about 178 rivers will be dredged in the next five years.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and Bangladesh Water Development Board will jointly dredge the rivers as low water draught has become a threat for vessels carrying goods and passengers. Read more.

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