Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority

Bangladesh has about 24,000 km. of rivers, streams and canals that together cover about 7% of the country’s surface. Most part of the country is linked by a complex network of waterways which reaches its extensive size in the monsoon period. Out of 24,000 km. of rivers, streams and canals only about 5,968 km. is navigable by mechanized vessels during monsoon period which shrinks to about 3,865km. During dry period the IWT sector carries over 50% of all arterial freight traffic and one quarter of all passenger traffic.

The previous Deutz engines in their vessels are mostly Deutz, which is now known as MWM.