Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hatirjheel Project and Buriganga Boat Race: Dec 2012

Hatirjheel-Begunbari Canal Project...contd

Dhaka's loch ness monster?
Taka 1,900 crore mega-project launched in 2007-2008 will be opened for public on January 2, 2013 (partly completed).

The project encompasses bridges, overpasses, viaducts, expressway, walkways, lakes and colourful gardens were entrusted to Bangladesh Army Engineers with the task of accomplishing involving the RAJUK, local government engineering division, Dhaka WASA.

Four bridges, four small overpasses, a two-lane expressway, a two-way service road and an adjoining walkway decorated with long stretches of natural gardens were developed under the project, which also sees two U-loops or small U-turn flyovers, at Rampura and Badda section.

near Dhaka-Tejgaon Industrial Area Road.

Maghbazar view from Sonargaon Road

'Nouka Baich'- Victory day boat race in Buriganga river, Dhaka, cheered on by the watching crowds as bands played live music.

The event began with six small racing boats competing followed by larger, traditional boats powered by 50 rowers.

Oarsmen powering their way downstream the Buriganga river.

Dhaka: Boat races such as the one along the Buriganga last week have taken place in Bangladesh for centuries. Thousands flocked to witness the traditional nouka baich - or boat race - at Basila and Munshiganj in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.

London: The images of the race along a one kilometre stretch of the river reminiscent of festive scenes that took place earlier this year thousands of miles away in London to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

(*Pics of boat race from elect and print media Mail Online and Demotix.)

Cartoon in The daily Star