Rivers are Bangladesh's lifeblood that's why work is booming at Bangladesh's largest shipyard.
It's difficult to hear anything over the cacophony of banging hammers and the air is thick with the acrid smell of oil and chemicals. Its proof the industry has withstood the economic shockwaves wrought by the COVID pandemic.
The shipyard sector has soared on the back of the strong economy, together with the textile industry which has made Bangladesh the world's second-largest garment exporter.
But there is a dark side, with campaigners warning of the continued use of child workers and poor labour law enforcement.
Children in the shipyards are paid just a fraction of the wages that adults receive and also face the risk of injury and death, activists said.