Raod construction and upkeep is a hazardous undertaking in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan. The only road from east to west is often cut by landslides. Cheap labour comes from India, whole families put to work, having to live under primitive conditions.
Dirt road, dangerous.
Smashing boulders to clear the road after a landslide.
Emergency repairs after a landslide.
Bringing iron mesh to hold together rocks and stones.
Iron mesh used to hold stone and rock together.
Piece of rope used as an aid for heavy labour.
Sifting stones. A lot of the work is done by women and children.
Smashing boulders in the mist to clear the road after a landslide.
Complete families are brought from India to work on the roads.
Preparing bitumen for tarring.
Kid running around at a work site.
Construction of a bridge.
Sweeping the road during tarring.
Shovel, although a modern accessory, causing much environmental damage.
Temorary homes, primitive shelters along the road side.