Bangladesh Inland and Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) will build a modern launch terminal in Chandpur with all facilities.
Already a tender has been floated to build the terminal on 2.40 acres of land involving Tk 70 crore with the financial assistance of World Bank, Deputy Director of BIWTA, Chandpur, Kaisarul Islam, told UNB.
The main work of constructing the new terminal is expected to start in October or November, he added.
On November 4, 2018, former Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan laid the foundation stone of the terminal building and launch ghat.
But the project was not implemented in time due to Covid pandemic.
In 2000, the government set up Chandpur Launch Terminal on Madrasha Road in the district town which lack necessary facilities including sitting arrangements, accommodation and washroom problem.