National Geographic : 1955 Mar
© National Geographic Society 418 + Machinery Turns the Wheels in Narayanganj, but Oars Propel Ferries This busy port, only a few miles from Dacca, is a center of jute mills and cotton spinning. The brickyard, like others in Bengal, works a 24-hour schedule because no satisfactory building stone is quarried in all East Pakistan. +Three young Hindu girls draw water from the Kasalang River in the heart of the Chitta gong Hill Tracts. The bamboo raft on which they stand is being floated from Myanimukh to Rangamati for sale. A standard raft contains 250 bamboos and sells for about $6.