Sunday, September 30, 2007

Construction site

The house across from the street from us was torn down about two years ago and they're now building a 5 storey apartment building on the lot. It's been a noisy two years. They often work day and night and large trucks dumping sand and gravel in the street (also a part of the construction area) usually arrive between 12 and 3 am. The monsoon season was a relief because during a down pour, all construction noise stopped. Now the rainy season is over and construction is as loud as ever.

Bamboo is used for scaffolding and not even shoes are required for construction workers in Bangladesh. Construction work is a tough job. But, there are perks. You'll notice the clothes hung out to dry- living in the unfinished building is part of the workers' compensation package.

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