Inside an iron Cave

by darshanchakma

The shipbuilding industry in Bangladesh is now becoming a promising sector as it has signed several contracts with Danish investors to build multipurpose vessels. These shipyards have positioned as serious players in the international shipbuilding industry in strong competition with Chinese and Vietnamese shipbuilders.

Although these ship yards are capturing international markets still they are not well equipped. The workers are not getting sophisticated safety supports. They are still using some traditional and local mechanisms. The workers work in two shifts and they are from different ages. It takes at least 3 years to build a ship. Those who works inside the ships hardly can see the outside surrounding them but only the sky. And who work outside the ships, passes most of times cutting iron sheets and with the flames of welding.

Beside these issues, they really do enjoy their job, leisure time gossiping and feel proud to be an iron cave builders.