Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shipyards of Burigangga River in Old Dhaka (Bangladesh)

In Old Dhaka, even the riverway is congested. There are 35 shipyards based in Keraniganj area alone by the side of the Buriganga River. They are part of the approximately 100 shipyards throughout the Buriganga Coast. Meanwhile, 15,000 workers are being employed for this trade. I'd say this is a very conservative number. Further on, if you're just cruising the river, you wouldn't notice this ship congestion.

When I visited the Pink Palace, I had to hop through three ships just to get off the river and on to the palace. There was no adequate space for my boat to dock at. Imagine the riverways in, say 10 years?

This is the Eye in the Sky!


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello, greetings and good wishes.

Interesting photo and write up. To have so many shipyards located in the same area is amazing. Are they building ships or repairing ships?

Can Bangla Desh build really good ships?

Best wishes

eye in the sky said...

Hi Joseph,

They along the course of the Buriganga River are shipyards which both build, maintain and repair ships. I am not sure though if they build them well or not, but I can hazard a guess that they are good at it because they build quite a good number. You get quite adept with experience, I think. :)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Wow! I love the shot and actually the view also...so unique. You are lucky to be in Bangladesh...I would love to visit as well :)

eye in the sky said...

You'll love the views this river provides... the people and all the activity all around.