From 4 to 9 every morning, different types of fish -- caught from the Bay of Bengal and other sources -- are brought to the port city’s Karnaphuli ghat from wholesale depots. The business is the busiest during night times, taking the numbers to millions.
The dependency of the port city on the Karnaphuli and the availability of the easiest route of communication between north and south Chattogram are considered to be the reason why the fame of the sampan boat took a rise.
“A boat in harbour is safe, but that’s not what boats are built for” -- John Shedd’s famous quote paints a picture of the life of those who make a living out of making or sailing boats. It is, indeed, a life that demands constant movement.
At only 18, Aiman Sadat journeyed all the way from Chattogram to Dubai, to participate in the NGK UAE Pro-Cup Championship held in Dubai Autodrome, a fully integrated and FIA sanctioned sports venue in United Arab Emirates.
The 2,100-acre Chittagong University (CU) campus is blessed with biodiversity. It’s filled with wild animals, mostly due to its geographical location as little forests, massive trees and hillocks surround the entire campus.