CTG Port

Today we had the opportunity to see the Chittagong INternational Port which is the largest seaport in Bangladesh, located by the estuary of the Karnaphuli River in Patenga.  It is a deepwater seaport dominated by trade in containerised manufactured products (especially ready-made garments), raw materials and to a lesser extent passengers. It is one of the two main sea port of Bangladesh – most of the export and import of the country are handled via this port. (from wikipedia!)  We saw many, many large secure areas with large shipping containers–either waiting to out, or having just been unloaded.  Just like the ones that drugs and dead bodies are smuggled into in the novels I read! 

Driving to the seaport allowed us to see some areas a little less dense with people, at least along the highway.  THere were even times when we could travel over 25 mph!!  Still many vehicles and many lanes, and it’s kind of personal choice which lane you choose! 

Chittagong Port

  

Fishing boats

  

fishing boats and freighters side by side

 

Largest port in Bangladesh

And the influence of American mega companies seen in every country I’ve ever been to: 

just can't get away from it...

It was a very rewarding day–seeing yet another dimension of this country and its people.

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Published in: on May 25, 2010 at 6:36 am  Leave a Comment  

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