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BIWTA to hold boat race marking PM's birthday

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has organised a boat race on the Turag river, on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's birthday tomorrow.

The boat race will be held on the part of the river near Mohammadpur at 3:30 pm, said Senior Information Officer of Shipping Ministry Jahangir Alam Khan.

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State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, will be present as the chief guest. BIWTA Chairman Commodore Arif Ahmed Mostafa will preside over the event.

Twelve teams named after rivers -- Buriganga, Shitalakhya, Turag, Dhaleshwari, Ichhamoti, Karnaphuli, Surma, Kirtankhola, Arial Kha, Dakatia, Bongshi, and Balu -- will participate in different segments of the competition.