Al-Amin worked at a metal ornament factory in the capital's Lalbagh area for 15 years.After the pandemic struck Bangladesh and the factory incurred losses due to a fall in sales, the factory had to eventually close down two weeks ago, leaving the 26-year-old unemployed.
Frequent breakdowns of decades-old larger ferries, known as ro-ro ferries, are one of the prime reasons for frequent disruptions in ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route, which is used by lakhs of residents in the country’s 21 south-western districts.
Tanvir Ahmed of Manikganj has 500 species of exotic flowering plants in his garden. The master's degree holder from Dhaka University has 613 species of flowers and fruit trees in his garden. Of the 573 species of flowering plants, 500 are exotic and most of the 140 species of fruit trees are exotic.