Sromiker Shohor (Clip 1)

Saidpur, a small town in northern Bangladesh, is often nicknamed "the city of labors" (Sromiker Shohor). This is so because, 80% of its inhabitants are workers of factories of different kinds : nationalized heavy industry, medium industry, small and cottage industry etc. In an agricultural economy, this is truly an exception. In 2008 RTV, a private television channel, went to this under-represented town of workers to make a 30 minutes documentary. It was on air on the May Day of 2008 as a tribute to the workers and small/medium entrepreneurs of the country. It was scripted, presented and produced by Aninda Rahman. In this particular clip, the crew visited the biggest railway workshop of the British Assam-Bengal Railways which was established here in 1870. Surrounding this giant workshop the town actually grew. However, its golden days are now over. The production team had to collect a series of permits to enter and was allowed inside for a very brief period of time.


Tags: Railway, Heavy Industry, Workers of Bangladesh tourism


User Comments & Reviews: 0 Comment(s)

Disclaimer: The Video, tag(s) and description on this page is provided by and is subject to the Terms of Service.

Combine Flights?

New Business Users, read more and join on the Business Affiliates page.

New Individual Users, join on the Forum Users Registration page.