Demra dockyard closed for 6 months

  • The dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra has been closed due to a hike in price of iron. One tonne of iron now costs Tk 110,00, up from Tk 66,000 before the pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra has been closed due to a hike in price of iron. One tonne of iron now costs Tk 110,00, up from Tk 66,000 before the pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The closure of the dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra left 500 workers jobless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The closure of the dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra left 500 workers jobless. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Anchored sand carriers that need repair wait for the reopening of the dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra for months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Anchored sand carriers that need repair wait for the reopening of the dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra for months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra stopped repairing sand carriers six months ago after iron prices almost doubled amid the pandemic. Some half-repaired vessels still wait for the reopening of the yard. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra stopped repairing sand carriers six months ago after iron prices almost doubled amid the pandemic. Some half-repaired vessels still wait for the reopening of the yard. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra stopped repairing sand carriers six months ago after iron prices almost doubled amid the pandemic. Some half-repaired vessels still wait for the reopening of the yard. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The dockyard at Itakhola in Dhaka’s Demra stopped repairing sand carriers six months ago after iron prices almost doubled amid the pandemic. Some half-repaired vessels still wait for the reopening of the yard. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi