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State Minister Khalid for private investment in waterway transport system

  • Published at 11:12 am November 10th, 2020
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury talks to journalists at Sadarghat river port in Dhaka while visiting the Buriganga River on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The government is thinking of resuming a modern water bus service in a circular way around the capital, he says

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has sought private investment to make the waterway transportation system more modern and comfortable.

He urged the private investors to extend their support in the sector while talking to journalists at Sadarghat river port in Dhaka on Tuesday morning while visiting the Buriganga River. 

The state minister said the government is thinking to resume a modern water bus service in a circular way around the capital.

Replying to a question, Khalid said: "We had introduced the water bus service which is not in operation right now. We have gathered experiences from that initiative and we are thinking of restarting a better and more comfortable service. That is why we need support from private investors.

"We want to welcome them in this sector so that travellers can enjoy a modern and more comfortable trip." 

He also said they want to create such a waterway trip in future when people other than passengers will come for entertainment purposes.

Shipping Secretary Mohammed Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq and other high officials accompanied the state minister during his visit. 

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