Will Buriganga’s oldest channel survive?

  • The oldest channel of the Buriganga at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area is being illegally filled up with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The oldest channel of the Buriganga at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area is being illegally filled up with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Trucks are unloading soil on to the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Trucks are unloading soil on to the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Children are being put to work to fill up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Children are being put to work to fill up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Encroachers have constructed rickshaw garages to rent these three-wheelers after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with earth. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Encroachers have constructed rickshaw garages to rent these three-wheelers after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with earth. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Encroachers have constructed rickshaw garages to rent these three-wheelers after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with earth. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Encroachers have constructed rickshaw garages to rent these three-wheelers after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with earth. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Trucks are unloading soil on to the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Trucks are unloading soil on to the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Encroachers have constructed rickshaw garages to rent these three-wheelers after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with earth. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Encroachers have constructed rickshaw garages to rent these three-wheelers after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with earth. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Makeshift homes are also being set up after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Makeshift homes are also being set up after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Makeshift homes are also being set up after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Makeshift homes are also being set up after filling up the Buriganga’s oldest channel at Shahid Nagar in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh area with soil. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu