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


Venice?


ghat


sand freighter


passenger boat


shipyard


clothes washed in the Buriganga River


Sadarghat gondoleers


bringing bamboo to market


Bay of Bengal freighter


fun on the river


bathing


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


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