Construction of Patenga container terminal is going on in full swing through the 34 Engineer Construction Brigade of Bangladesh Army. Comprising three container jetties totalling 600 metres in length and a dolphin jetty, the terminal will be able to handle 0.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers annually. Chittagong Port Authority hopes that the new terminal would go into operation by June this year. The photo was taken yesterday.
Photo: Rajib Raihan
Idris Ali primarily makes a living working as a farmhand in the northern district of Nilphamari. During the lean season, the period between planting and harvesting when job opportunities are scarce and incomes plummet, he packs his bags and migrates to Dhaka. Purchasing pots, pans and plastic toys at wholesale from Chawkbazar, he then goes round neighbourhoods earning his daily bread as a hawker. The photo was taken at Jurain yesterday.
Photo: Anisur Rahman