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Identifying and Analysing Underlying Problems of Shipbuilding Industries in Bangladesh
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. ME 41, No. 2, December 2010
Transaction of the Mech. Eng. Div., The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh
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IDENTIFYING AND ANALYSING UNDERLYING PROBLEMS OF
SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRIES IN BANGLADESH
K. Shahriar Iqbal*, N. M. Golam Zakaria and Kh. Akhter Hossain
Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering,
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-100, Bangladesh
*Corresponding email: iqbal.shahriar@gmail.com
Abstract: Shipbuilding is considered to be a thrust sector in the economy of Bangladesh. But various problems are there to obstruct the development of this sector. This
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Those are used as raw material in manufacturing and repairing inland shipping fleet.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHIPBUILDING
INDUSTRY IN BANGLADESH
There are hundreds shipyards and workshops in
Bangladesh of which 124 have been reported to be registered with the Department of Shipping4. Out of these shipyards, approximately 70% are located in and around Dhaka and Narayangong along the side of the river bank of Buriganga, Shitalakha and
Meghna. About 20% shipyards of Chittagong division are located along the side of Karnapuli river and 6% are located along the bank of Poshur river of
Khulna division and remaining 4% are located in
Barishal division3. Almost all inland/coastal/bay crossing ships are constructed and repaired locally in these local shipyards.
Private indigenous Bangladeshi shipyards are mainly constructing steel ships that are suitable for inland and coastal water. They can design and fabricate ship up to 3500 DWT to fulfill the demand of local market. The medium and small private inland shipyards are operating under individual management, with minor supervision of government
Nomenclature
BIWTA Bangladesh Inland Water Transportation Authority
BIWTC Bangladesh Inland Water Transportation Corporation
CGT Compensated Gross Tonnage
CPA Chittagong Port

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