DEW Ltd is an important strategic and national maritime industry of Bangladesh. It was established in 1922. Initially this organization was a profit making concern since her inception both before and after the independence of Bangladesh. Later on, due to various reasons during late nineties, the industry started incurring severe losses and consequently was laid off at the end of 2002. Thereafter, on 07 December, 2006 DEW Ltd was handed over to Bangladesh Navy (BN) under the Ministry of Defense (MOD) with existing and obsolete machineries and workshops on 21.78 acres of land. During the lay off period the yard has almost losses her capability. However, presently DEW Ltd has begun its production by all out effort under BN management. Now DEW Ltd regains international standard and its new building capability.