Dhaka second least liveable city

  • Bad planning to blame
- THE DAILY STAR

Aug 17, 2018-

According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual “Global Liveability Index 2018”, Dhaka has slipped two places from last year to become the second worst city to live in the world, only topping war-ravaged Damascus in Syria. We have managed to get to this point because of Dhaka growing up in an unplanned manner, with terrible public transport, utility services, poor health services, drainage and water management. With a tenth of the country’s residents living in Dhaka, where the city’s population is growing at three percent every year, urban planning needs to be done properly. Its residents have been left bereft of proper public transport system, schooling, healthcare and utility services. These have contributed to Dhaka’s falling status in the liveability index. We need to wake up to these realities because things cannot be allowed to go on like this.

Published: 17-08-2018 07:59

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