buriganga

Close to nature, on the city outskirts

On this chilly Friday morning, you may enjoy a stroll through warm sand dunes without going far from the city centre. This little known white expanse of flat sand is on the other side of the Buriganga and incredibly close to city dwellers. From Dhaka Zero Point you may cycle to this lustrous area in less than 30 minutes on holidays. You take the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge to cross the river and turn left to follow a narrow asphalt road, which leads you to a place called Sowarighat some two to three kilometres away. Stretches of fallow land are all around Sowarighat. A branch of Buriganga once flowed through it and people took boats to cross that rivulet. Now the rivulet is dead and you cross it walking over an earth dam.

September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016

Buriganga waterbus service

The dysfunctional state of the waterbuses of Buriganga is an example of how bad management and lack of commitment can ruin a good initiative.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Close to nature, on the city outskirts

On this chilly Friday morning, you may enjoy a stroll through warm sand dunes without going far from the city centre. This little known white expanse of flat sand is on the other side of the Buriganga and incredibly close to city dwellers. From Dhaka Zero Point you may cycle to this lustrous area in less than 30 minutes on holidays. You take the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge to cross the river and turn left to follow a narrow asphalt road, which leads you to a place called Sowarighat some two to three kilometres away. Stretches of fallow land are all around Sowarighat. A branch of Buriganga once flowed through it and people took boats to cross that rivulet. Now the rivulet is dead and you cross it walking over an earth dam.

November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

Save Ruplal House (video)

During a long walk on the Buckland bund along the Buriganga, have you ever noticed an old and decaying yet majestic colonial architecture with a 400 meter long riverfront? If you have, you know what I am talking about- it’s the Ruplal House.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

BIWTA recreation centre on Buriganga to go

The Supreme Court upholds a High Court verdict that directed the government to demolish and remove the recreation centre from Buriganga river at Kamrangirchar area in Dhaka.

April 3, 2015
April 3, 2015

Narayanganj trawler capsize death toll now 11

Three more bodies are recovered Friday, raising the death toll to 11 in the trawler capsize in the Buriganga river flowing through Narayanganj.