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Ananda Shipyard to supply dredgers to BIWTA

image_750_174399Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd and world-famous US dredger manufacturing organization Ellicott Dredges LLC is assisting Bangladesh Government in regaining the glory of the riverine Bangladesh by supplying three dredgers for maintaining the navigability of rivers.

These two organizations will supply different dredgers to the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). The equipments include two of 16-inch dredgers and necessary accessories costing Tk 123 crore and another 18-inch dredger costing Tk 33 crore.

An agreement between Ellicott Dredges LLC, and Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd has been signed to form joint venture (JV) company of Ellicott Dredges LLC and Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd prior to signing these supply contracts.

A contract on manufacturing and supplying two 16-inch cutter suction dredgers and eighteen associate vehicles and accessories under a ‘ten dredgers, crane boat, tug boat, officer house boat, and crew-house boat collecting project’ was signed on April 17 last year.

Another contract on supplying an 18-inch cutter suction dredger and accessories was signed on December 12, 2012.

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan MP visited the Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd at Meghnaghat in Narayanganj on Wednesday. Chairman of BIWTA Dr Mohammad Shamsuddoha Khandker, member engineering Firoze Ahmed and senior engineers were present.

Ananda Shipyard’s Chairman Dr Abdullahel Bari said, Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd and Ellicott Dredges LLC are working relentlessly for supplying the dredgers on time.

Source: Daily Sun

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