State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has said goods-laden vehicles will be carried on
ferries in Shimulia-Kathalbari route on river Padma on an experimental basis.
He stated this while visiting the river erosion affected areas at Shimulia ghat in Munshiganj on Saturday. Kathalbari ghat is located on the opposite side of river Padma in Madaripur district.
Shipping Secretary Mohammed Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTC) Chairman Khaja Mia were present on the occasion, reports BSS.
Later, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Ahmed Kaikaus and Padma bridge project director visited the erosion affected areas and discussed the matter with the state minister.