Helemul Alam | The Daily Star
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  • Liveability Index: Dhaka fourth least livable city in world

    Dhaka has been ranked the fourth least liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global survey.
  • Purbachal: An extension of chaotic Dhaka?

    The “ideal town” planned in Purbachal to ease Dhaka’s burden of overgrowing population is likely to become yet another extension of the unplanned capital, thanks to the long delay in implementation and constant changes in project design, according to urban planners.
  • To fence off or not?

    It seems like the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has plenty of public money to burn.
  • ‘Affordable housing for all should be the goal’

    After the finance minister in his budget speech revealed the government’s plan to construct up to 60,000 flats in Purbachal New Town and 8,400 in
  • 85mm rain drowns Dhaka

    With the two city corporations taking charge of canals and drainage system from Wasa around five months back, Dhaka dwellers had high hopes that there will be significant improvement in the waterlogging situation.