A resource for many human activities

An episode from the series ASIAN WATER TALES

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Bamboo scaffolding can be seen everywhere across Asia. This essence of wood is also the most versatile construction material for tropical climate such as in Bangladesh.

In this overpopulated country there is a huge demand for bamboo which is grown in the north where it is cut and consolidated into massive rafts. They are then floated down rivers toward Dakha, the capital, during a perilous journey which takes several weeks under the guidance of experienced and intrepid men.