Dhaka Circular Waterway - May 6, 2005

The first phase of the Dhaka Circular Waterway project includes the Buriganga and Turag rivers from Sadarghat to Ashulia covering 29.50km of waterways and the second phase that combines the Balu and Shitalakhya rivers from Ashulia Bridge via Tongi to Kanchpur Bridge covers 40.50km of waterways.

We went on an afternoon cruise with people from Pepa's school on the Balu River (part of the proposed Eastern Waterway) on April 16th and took the EMIN project boat down the existing Western Waterway on May 6.

from the Eastern Waterway

from the Eastern Waterway

Heckle and Jeckle

from the Eastern Waterway

Western Waterway - Turag River and the Dhaka embankment

brick kilns

Pink Palace, Old Dhaka, from Sadarghat

the scenic Buriganga River, Old Dhaka



sand freighter

passenger boat


clothes washed in the Buriganga River

Sadarghat gondoleers

bringing bamboo to market

Bay of Bengal freighter

fun on the river


people from two planets meet

motorized country boat laden with firewood

drying fodder in preparation for the flood season

nothing this time

guess this man's age

headloads discharging a sand freighter

back on the trailer