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POST TIME: 5 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
PATURIA- DAULATDIA FERRY GHAT
Ministry prepares Tk 1,137cr project
BSS, Dhaka

Ministry prepares 
Tk 1,137cr project

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a Tk 1,137 crore Development Project Proposal (DPP) to check river erosion at Daulatdia and Paturia ferry ghats besides protecting the river banks and improving the standards of passenger services.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will implement the project, under which eight new ferry ghats would be set up alongside river bank protection work of six kilometers at Daulatdia and river bank protection work of two  kilometers at Paturia, said a shipping ministry press release.

It said the ghats would be set up at low-water, mid-water and hi-water levels and additional allocations will be provided for protecting the ghats at Daulatdia ferry ghat area.

This was informed at a meeting at the shipping ministry today with state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury in the chair.

The meeting formed a five-member committee with ministry additional secretary Anal Chandra Das as its convenor.