Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation or BIWTC,[1] is a government-owned company that owns and operates river vessels and ships; and river ports in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2][3]

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Official language


The company was founded in 1972 after the Liberation of Bangladesh. It was placed in charge of through the nationalisation of East Pakistan Shipping Corporation and other private shipping corporations.[2][4]


  1. ^ "BIWTC starts special Eid services today". Daily Sun. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Dowlah, Caf. The Bangladesh Liberation War, the Sheikh Mujib Regime, and Contemporary Controversies. Lexington Books. p. 95. ISBN 9781498534192. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Poor navigability disrupts Mawa ferry service". Dhaka Tribune. Archived from the original on 24 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation Order, 1972 (President's Order No. 28 of 1972)". Retrieved 23 November 2016.