Chittagong, July 29, 2011: Shipbuilding industry in Bangladesh has emerged enormously in the recent years as an opportunity for import substitute. Inland vessels & local ships which used to be imported from Europe once are now being constructed in our own land. One of them is called Roll-on/Roll-Off Ferry (RORO ferry).
There are twelve Ro-ro ferries in Bangladesh which are owned & managed by Bangladesh Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) under the Ministry of Shipping. These ferries were procured from Denmark & Chaina 20 to 25 years back.
Today another RORO ferry will be added in the fleet of BIWTC. Much more advanced & sophisticated, approved by class GL. She will carry passenger & motor vehicles in the Chorjanajat-Mawa route connecting Madaripur with the capital, further enhancing the inland communication system.
This ferry has been named after the freedom fighter “Birsestho Md. Ruhul Amin”. Ruhul Amin was an engineroom artificer in the Bangladesh Navy who was posthumously awarded the nation’s highest gallantry award “Birsestho” for his bravery & heroic service during the Libaration War.