Shipyard on the Buriganga River, opposite Sadarghat (Dhaka)
Towering near the banks of Buriganga River on the outskirts of Dhake, the crude shipyards are a frighteningly dangerous if, fascinating, hive of industrial activity. The facilities, which employ around 15,000 workers at around $5 a day, work both to repare massive shipping vessels as well as create new ships from parts. Workers can be seen torches and welding equipment to tears huge pieces of metal from the vessels, without eye, hand or face protection. Other workers will be found calling the tall ships on ramshackle ladders or strolling along the high edges of the ship decks, the only thing to keep them from falling is their own balace. Injuries are common on the site, but the buzz of activity doesn’t stop.