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You don't know anything about urban planning anyways. Designing a city around cars is dumb and has never worked just look at the US and China to some extent. Streets should be narrow just look at cities in the Netherlands. Density is always good and a million times better than sprawl. "Smart city" is an empty buzzword that means nothing. The city is being designed around walking and not multiton hunks of metal with ACs in them
Proper cities are designed for sustainability not for walking only , Dhaka is a failure in all aspects of being a clean , well planned out and sustainable city.

As time goes on and the socio-economic situation of a city improves a lot of people end up buying vehicles , so cities have to also plan for cars.

Also narrow streets ? I mean I live in NYC and streets aren't super narrow lol , just narrow enough to park cars on the side but have room for cars to drive either ways
 

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BEXIMCO’s full-fledged PPE Park proudly presenting Bangladesh in global medical textile market

Kazi Farhan Hossain Purba

Posted on April 5, 2021 5:59:34 pm Last updated at April 5, 2021 6:07:41 pm

BEXIMCO, – The Bangladesh Export Import Company Limited is a multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Dhaka – is manufacturing world-class medical products like personal protective equipment (PPE), masks and other essentials in its PPE Industrial Park.

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Figure 1: BEXIMCO’s full-fledged PPE Park is manufacturing world-class medical products like PPE, masks and other essentials in its PPE Industrial Park.

Amid this global COVID-19 pandemic, the Park is serving both domestic and international markets and is aimed at increasing the diversity of the supply of PPE, ensuring that it is not dependent on any one country. It is also the first-ever full-fledged PPE Industrial Park in South Asia.

The 25-acre BEXIMCO PPE Industrial Park has a range of world-class, certified protective clothing at competitive prices. It is worth mentioning that the company has all the international and local necessary certifications complying with the US, EU and UK standards, including CE and DGDA approval to ensure world-class standard medical products. Besides, FDA certification approval is ongoing and it will soon be granted.

The advanced vertical facility is capable of converting polymer chips to melt-blown as well as laminated fabrics in different GSMs and then converting the fabric into isolation and surgical gowns disposable sterile and non-sterile, reusable isolation gowns, N95 cup type and foldable masks, surgical masks, shoe covers, head covers and reusable scrubs with water repellent treatment.

The company has agreements to supply PPE, including masks and protective gowns, to major US healthcare service providers. The PPE Park is targeting the huge US and European market along with the domestic ones to produce 500 million dollar products per year.

BEXIMCO Health partnered with Intertek- a full-fledged one-stop solution
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Figure 2: BEXIMCO Health partnered with Intertek.

Beximco and Intertek Group – a 130-year-old leading British multinational doing assurance, inspection, product testing and certification company – developed the PPE Centre of Excellence at ‘Beximco Health’ in the PPE Industrial Park covering an area of 12,000 square feet with major sections of physical, chemical and microbiological testing. Ensuring the regulatory and quality assurance requirements of PPE manufacturers across Bangladesh to comply with the US, EU, UK and other global standards making the PPE Industrial Park a one-stop hub.

Including the Intertek lab, the PPE Park has 4 sections- garment, mask, and fabric factory.

The product range of BEXIMCO Health

BEXIMCO, being a quality accredited manufacturer, is doing large-scale volume production and offering their products at competitive prices. They are currently manufacturing the following products:

Table 1: Capacity of production per month according to each product type.

Information source: BEXIMCO
PPE typeCapacity of production per month
Gowns/coverallsMore than 3 million
N95 mask1.5 million
N95 Cup mask2 million
Surgical mask3.5 million
Shoe covers1.5 million
Headwear3 million
Civilian maskMore than 10 million
Face shield1.5 million

World-class gowns
BEXIMCO Health can produce a range of 3 million gowns per month. It is a matter of pride that at the height of the first wave of the pandemic this company provided 6.5 million gowns for the USA immediately.


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Figure 3: BEXIMCO Health can produce a range of 3 million gowns per month.

In their reusable medical gowns range, they offer two products-Cotton-Poly 150 GSM AD923 and AD924. Both are suitable for general use and are produced with rugged and durable fabric. They are latex-free, soft and comfortable, water repellent and easy to clean.

In their Disposable Surgical Gowns range, they have SG3000 which is a high quality 100% Poly Tricot woven fabric standard gown with taped seams suitable for procedures with medium to high volumes of liquid.
They also offer SG200, high-quality PP and PE standard specification disposable surgical gown with taped seams with sterile and non-sterile options.

Their non-sterile gowns, NSG-8/NSG-9/NSG-9A/NSG-10, are high-quality PE coated, lightweight and used for minimal water resistance to liquid spray or general use.

BEXIMCO-PPEFigure 4: Md. Saqib Shakoor (Middle), the Senior GM showing disposable surgical gowns range to Textile Today team.

According to Md. Saqib Shakoor, the Senior General Manager, COS to CEO of the company, makes these products in a Class 8 cleanroom which means 10,000 particles of 0.3 microns per square meter are permissible. They also use their sterilizing machine to maintain the requirements.

Their gowns conform to various international standards like AAMI PB70-Level 1/2/3/4 performance, EN 13795-1 etc.

Coveralls to provide complete protection

BEXIMCO’s coveralls are made from high-density, high-performance fabric. Their type 5/6 Coverall (C A-2) is made from breathable 100% PET non-woven fabric with TPU coating. Typical applications include healthcare settings, paint spraying, powder handling, maintenance, cleaning, etc. Approvals from USDA, FDA, OSHA and others are in progress.

Reliable respirators and surgical masks
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Figure 5: BEXIMCO’s N95 Mask (BNM-1) is a foldable, disposable respirator, designed to give protection against solid and liquid aerosols that do not contain oil.

BEXIMCO’s range of face masks and respirators provides the comfort, protection and clinical support that the wearers need.

Their N95 Mask (BNM-1) is a foldable, disposable respirator, designed to give protection against solid and liquid aerosols that do not contain oil. It is designed to protect the wearer against solid particulates and liquid mists which they produce 3.5 million per month.

Latex-free 4-5 layer design, TPE straps for comfort, aluminum nose adjuster clip for easy adjustment are the key features and it meets the requirements including NIOSH 42 CFR 84 N95 for a minimum 95% filtration. They also produce N95 cup-type masks which have the same parameters.

Their Disposable Surgical Masks (SM-1) are type IIR SM-1 masks which are intended for use in infection control practices to reduce the potential exposure of the wearer to blood and body fluids. BEXIMCO can produce 3.5 million surgical masks each month.

Disposable shoe covers
BEXIMCO’s shoe covers are made from non-woven Polypropylene for the best comfort, grip and protection. Their DMO-1/DMO-2/DMO-3/DMO-4/DMO-5 shoe covers are suitable for use as an over-shoe in medical and leisure environments. The company can produce as many as 1.5 million shoe covers per month.

Disposable surgical caps
The disposable surgical caps are suitable for medical use as they are soft non-woven polypropylene fabric. They have anti-static composition and are secured in place with self-ties. BEXIMCO can produce such 3 million caps monthly.

Reusable civilian mask
BEXIMCO offers five different reusable 3-layer civilian face masks-MZL, BPS, SAQ, DNS and NAV, made from 100% water repellent cotton woven fabric with elastic ear loops and an adjustable nose bridge. Available in three colors and with either an anti-bacterial treated middle layer or a removable N95 HEPA filter layer.

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Figure 6: BEXIMCO offers five different reusable 3-layer civilian face masks.

Since these are woven fabric-based products, the company can produce more than 10 million such masks each month.

Face shield with ergonomic design
BEXIMCO’s face shield provides optimum protection with comfort and greater freedom of movement because of its ergonomic design. It is chemical abrasion resistant, anti-static and the frame is dishwasher safe. It is possible to produce more than 1.5 million face shields per month by them.

Safety goggles for frontline users
BEXIMCO offers safety goggles made with medical-grade PVC, a high definition PC lens which has strong impact resistance doesn’t fog and has chemical and UV protection.
BEXIMCO’s prudent role at the hike of the first wave of pandemic showed their prowess and farsightedness. During the first wave of the pandemic when even the very next day seemed foggy, BEXIMCO kept all of their workers safe under their umbrella. Using their perseverance and manpower, they presented the country the very best.

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Figure 8: Beximco invested $100-million for this 25-acre highly equipped industrial park.

According to the US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller in the Park’s inaugural speech, this phenomenal effort depicts “the capability of Bangladesh enterprises to move beyond ready-made garments in producing products for export and the ability of the Bangladeshi labor force to produce goods meeting the exacting standards of the healthcare industry.”

When asked which one is the big market for BEXIMCO Health, Saqib Shakoor said, “Definitely it’s America because as I told you that Cardinal has 167 billion dollar business, which indicates a huge market. So, our main target will be America and also European countries because they are more aggressive to follow the regulations.”

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Figure 9: Syed Naved Husain, CEO, Beximco.

“The new facility shall help manufacturers, buyers, retailers, brands and the government with required services since all the services will be available under one roof encompassing European, American and other global regulatory standards,” said Beximco CEO Syed Naved Husain.
 

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At Rajuk you have unqualified gadhas with no experience and exposure who have never known what a proper modern city should be designed like, much less a smart city.
I heard city planning bureau in Shenzhen just booted a lot of urban planners few months ago.

Shenzhen urban planners are world renowned, and I can attest for it myself as somebody who lived in SZ for 7 years
 

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For those not in the know, Ito Naoki is Japanese envoy to Bangladesh. 2025 is the completion ETA for some major projects in Bangladesh, all of them infra and energy-related. These projects are mostly being conducted under Japanese loans and technical assistance.
 
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Eight storey? That's microscopic.

BD really needs to think of saving urban land. What about 80 storey?
Well we have structural (foundation) problems with building 80 storey structures locally, at least in Dhaka.

Base rock is very deep in Bangladesh, in some locations a couple of miles deep. Bangladesh is mostly alluvial silt plain deposited by runoff from the Himalayas and is relatively soft soil. Foundation cost is very high for tall structures.

Twenty story apartment blocks are very common. Forty story office structures (commercial property) less common.

That being said, there are smart cities being built in Dhaka which will have clusters of high rises approaching 70~100+ stories.
 
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That is an insult and reported as such.

I don't have patience for idiotic posts.

You are ignored.
Again the architect is designing the city around walking not cars. You are not studying urban planning or you've been infected with the American planner mentality. Anne Hidalgo is banning cars in the Paris city center, Sadiq Khan is taxing cars that drive within a certain area of London, Barcelona banned cars in certain areas. Just look at infrastructure built in Kurdish Iraq when Americans rebuilt the area. A massive multi highway that no one can use. Cars are depreciating assets that burden upper middle class people. Better they spend their money on stimulating the economy.
 

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Well we have structural (foundation) problems with building 80 storey structures locally, at least in Dhaka.

Base rock is very deep in Bangladesh, in some locations a couple of miles deep. Bangladesh is mostly alluvial silt plain deposited by runoff from the Himalayas and is relatively soft soil. Foundation cost is very high for tall structures.
@bluesky is this how it is? What do you think as a civil engineer?
 

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Proper cities are designed for sustainability not for walking only , Dhaka is a failure in all aspects of being a clean , well planned out and sustainable city.

As time goes on and the socio-economic situation of a city improves a lot of people end up buying vehicles , so cities have to also plan for cars.

Also narrow streets ? I mean I live in NYC and streets aren't super narrow lol , just narrow enough to park cars on the side but have room for cars to drive either ways
That's the problem compare NYC to Amsterdam. NYC can't even pick up its own trash and they just opened a small biking lane. Meanwhile Amsterdam has a massive amount of biking infastructure. The Brooklyn bridge was originally designed as a street car bridge not an area with cars.
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Cars have no place in cities. The idea that when incomes increase people will want to buy cars is proven wrong by Manhattan. Manhattan is the wealthiest part of NYC and yet has the lowest car ownership rate. If you design a city around cars then people will drive. The architect designing purbachal wants to avoid that and have a city designed around walking. Not to mention Hong Kong has a very low vehicles per capita yet it is one of the wealthiest cities per person with many rich people. Designing a city around cars has never worked and never will work.
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That's the problem compare NYC to Amsterdam. NYC can't even pick up its own trash and they just opened a small biking lane. Meanwhile Amsterdam has a massive amount of biking infastructure. The Brooklyn bridge was originally designed as a street car bridge not an area with cars.
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Cars have no place in cities. The idea that when incomes increase people will want to buy cars is proven wrong by Manhattan. Manhattan is the wealthiest part of NYC and yet has the lowest car ownership rate. If you design a city around cars then people will drive. The architect designing purbachal wants to avoid that and have a city designed around walking. Not to mention Hong Kong has a very low vehicles per capita yet it is one of the wealthiest cities per person with many rich people. Designing a city around cars has never worked and never will work.
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Too bad Bangaldeshis have high egos and will buy a car no matter what will happen , and also Purbanchal is decently planned and isn’t all of Dhaka it’s just one section of Dhaka.

Dhaka is shit no matter what BD government does , it’s beyond repair at this point.
 

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That's the problem compare NYC to Amsterdam. NYC can't even pick up its own trash and they just opened a small biking lane. Meanwhile Amsterdam has a massive amount of biking infastructure. The Brooklyn bridge was originally designed as a street car bridge not an area with cars.
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Cars have no place in cities. The idea that when incomes increase people will want to buy cars is proven wrong by Manhattan. Manhattan is the wealthiest part of NYC and yet has the lowest car ownership rate. If you design a city around cars then people will drive. The architect designing purbachal wants to avoid that and have a city designed around walking. Not to mention Hong Kong has a very low vehicles per capita yet it is one of the wealthiest cities per person with many rich people. Designing a city around cars has never worked and never will work.
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Car companies baught municipalities on mass through out the country

That's why the designs to emphasize cars
 

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Too bad Bangaldeshis have high egos and will buy a car no matter what will happen , and also Purbanchal is decently planned and isn’t all of Dhaka it’s just one section of Dhaka.

Dhaka is shit no matter what BD government does , it’s beyond repair at this point.
Honestly SC should just give up, our cities are shit and it's not going to change

I see two solutions

A - develop new cities right next to old and also build new cities (In Pak there's plan to build a new city next to Lahore, also building new city like Gawadar, Islamabad was a new city with grid)

Build suburbs, basically people in suburbs wouldn't need to come into the city for anything, everything important is available in suburbs, like downtown wouldn't be as important

In Lahore infrastructure like highway, public transportation, ring road's connects the suburbs with each other and because of that most do not depend on old city for anything making travelling easy for everyone in the city

So maybe making suburbs independent, building them from scratch with a plan and than connecting them can also be another option

But fixing old cities in SC is very hard imo
 
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Payra Suspension Bridge in Patuakhali set to open in September.

Barisal division, once a deprived district in the South of Bangladesh, has been transformed. Even without Padma Bridge connectivity, Barisal Division still boasts important infra and educational installations like Patuakhali Medical College, Barisal University, Sheikh Hasina Cantonment, Air Force Radar Station, Engineering College, Payra Thermal Power Station, Payra Port, Shaheed Abdur Rob Serniabat Bridge on Barisal-Kuakata Highway, Sheikh Jamal, Sheikh Kamal and Sheikh Russell Bridges.

The Southern region is becoming more prosperous with projects like the Bekutia Bridge over the Kacha River. After the opening of this bridge, direct road connection will be established with 11 districts on the other side of Padma river. It will take only two to two and a half hours to go from Barisal to Kuakata seaside resorts. Besides, if the country's largest bridge, the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, is launched in June 2022, the entire southern region will become a busy region business activity-wise. On the one hand, trade will expand. On the other hand, there will be a huge change in the tourism industry of this region. Like Cox's Bazar, Kuakata will also become a busy tourist area.

 
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