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    Restrictions till May 16, dist bus service resumes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:00pm on May 05, 2021

    The government on Wednesday extended the current restrictions on public movement and overall activities aimed at containing the Covid situation till May 16 midnight amid...

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    Covid surge feared for transport resumption

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:53pm on May 04, 2021

    Waterways workers on Tuesday urged the Bangladesh authorities to resume launch services following the same demand made by road transport workers amid widespread violations during...

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    BIWTA recommends 60 per cent fare hike for launches

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:12pm on March 31, 2021

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority on Wednesday sent recommendations to the shipping ministry to increase passenger launch fare by 60 per cent in the current...

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    An unending sorry tale of river reclamation failures

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2021

    THE reclamation of river land grabbed by people having political and moneyed clout appears to have been a sorry tale of efforts in that the...

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    BIWTA misplaces 50pc river pillars to facilitate grabbers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:11am on January 02, 2021

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority set 1,423 river demarcation pillars on faulty location facilitating the grabbers to encroach on river foreshores, says a study unveiled...

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    BIWTA evicts Haji Salim’s structures

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:21pm on December 20, 2020

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority on Sunday evicted some illegal structures owned by the family of Awami League lawmaker for Dhaka-7 constituency Haji Salim during...

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    BIWTA demolishes 171 buildings on Buriganga

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on December 08, 2020

    The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority demolished 171 illegal structures, including two buildings owned by lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim, on the Buriganga river near Swarighat...

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    Haji Salim demolishes own structure as BIWTA evicts river grabbers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:25pm on December 06, 2020

    Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim demolished an illegal part of his storage built on the bank of the Buriganga River in Imamganj area of...

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    BIWTA evicts establishments on Buriganga bank

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:09am on November 24, 2020

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority on Monday recovered 1.50 acres of land and demolished 150 structures including one and two-storey buildings on the bank of...

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    Bangladesh river conservation efforts suffer from coordination failure

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2020

    THE government’s effort to conserve major rivers in Dhaka coming not to yield the expected outcome due to a lack of coordination between different government...