Shipping Minister proposes more ferry ghats

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Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Tuesday asked the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) authorities to introduce ferry service between Aricha of Manikganj district and Naradah of Pabna district.

The minister gave the directive while presiding over the Development, Financial and Administrative meeting of BIWTC in the conference room of his ministry.

Acting Shipping Secretary Md Abdus Samad, Chairman of BIWTC Dr Engineer Gayan Ranjon Shill, Director (Administration) Pronay Kanti Biswas and Director (Commercial) Md Shahidul Islam and other stakeholders attended the meeting.

The meeting also decided to conduct survey to introduce more ferry ghats.

They also proposed to dredge more river routes between Bahadurabad of Jamalpur and Balashighat of Gaibandha to introduce ferry service.