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Shipbreaking[edit]

I added this a while back, and someone removed it:

Chittagong may be best known internationally for the shipbreaking areas near the Indian Ocean; these are considered one of the most polluted places on earth. Tourists are not welcome, but some photographers have been able to sneak in and get amazing photos of massive ships being dismantled for parts and steel. (See also Alang, India).

Is this not true? Of no interest to a traveller? It's why I know anything about the place. --justfred 11:49, 12 January 2007 (EST)

From the Wikipedia article:
Ship breaking was introduced to the area in 1969. This industry is concentrated at Fauzdarhat, a 16km long beach 20 km north-west of Chittagong. Poor environmental standards produce unsafe labour conditions for ship-breaking workers and release toxins such as asbestos and PCBs into the environment.[1]

--justfred 11:51, 12 January 2007 (EST)

I think it's interesting and noteworthy, so it's back there now. Jpatokal 06:23, 14 January 2007 (EST)
It's very much an attraction, I didn't delete before but moved it to Chittagong Division since it's not in the city of Chittagong, but the division... At the moment it's in both articles... I'm thinking maybe it should be on the division page and maybe also noted in the Get Out section of the city page, since most people will visit it as a day trip from the city... Cacahuate 05:33, 15 January 2007 (EST)
On second thought, I expanded the description as a see attraction on this page, and just put a mention on the Division page... | Cacahuate 07:14, 16 January 2007 (EST)

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