A team of two is required to lift the heavy concrete blocks onto the head of the carrier. The heavy concrete blocks for the governmental funded sea defence are made in place and manoeuvred by back breaking manual labour. The wall will be 2 kilometres long, but even with hundreds of people working on it, will take a year to build. Hundreds of people were killed and more than 22,000 homes were ravaged when the cyclone struck the Bay of Bengal in May 2009. The cyclone destroyed the former wall, smashing it to pieces rendering people homeless and destroying farmland.