The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) had taken up a project to develop a water transport system in and around the capital, reviving the dead and dying rivers and canals and build landing facilities. BIWTA had been instructed to work with Dhaka Urban Transport Coordination Board (DTCB) to make the transport system multi- modal.
Accordingly, the BIWTA had a meeting with Dhaka Urban Transport coordination Board (DTCB) in which DTCB suggested that the landing station sites shown in the concept paper along with the roadmap of the city should be superimposed with GIS .The connecting roads to the landing stations need to be constructed, reconstructed and repaired.
The project was planned in 2 phases & the second phase of the circular waterway in Bangladesh has got under way after a financial hitch, as Titas Gas Company Limited agreed to bear the cost of reinstalling gas pipelines at Aminbazar and Tongi points. The work on the waterway came to a halt after a divide surfaced between Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and Titas Gas over bearing the reinstallation cost.