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Dhaka is mainly let down by healthcare and a little by infrastructure.

Infrastructure is going to take a quantum leap by 2035 when RSTP 2016-2035 is complete and so the main problem will be healthcare.

I am not sure how this is measured but it should see steady relative improvements over the next 1-2 decades as BD's economy is expected to outperform the other countries in the same rank of the table and so that should improve somewhat in the future.
 

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Dhaka is mainly let down by healthcare and a little by infrastructure.

Infrastructure is going to take a quantum leap by 2035 when RSTP 2016-2035 is complete and so the main problem will be healthcare.

I am not sure how this is measured but it should see steady relative improvements over the next 1-2 decades as BD's economy is expected to outperform the other countries in the same rank of the table and so that should improve somewhat in the future.
Please open the video link and tell us how is your RSTP is related to the most unworthy of a City called Dhaka. It is a garbage land overflowed by waterlogging by half an hour of rainfall.

Please click the video link and answer its statement that Dhaka is 4th from the bottom of the list. Not your RSTP but MetroRail will somehow negate the ugliness of the city.

Please be sincere to the country and do not write something to offset the criticism by the Indian posters.
 

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Please open the video link and tell us how is your RSTP is related to the most unworthy of a City called Dhaka. It is a garbage land overflowed by waterlogging by half an hour of rainfall.

Please click the video link and answer its statement that Dhaka is 4th from the bottom of the list. Not your RSTP but MetroRail will somehow negate the ugliness of the city.

Please be sincere to the country and do not write something to offset the criticism by the Indian posters.
Did you bother to read my post or even look at the actual liveability table?

Dhaka is mainly let down by its abysmal healthcare and infrastructure is slowly being improved relative to others as it is coming from such a low base anyway.

Dhaka will slowly rise up the table over the next 1-2 decades even at the current rate of development in BD.

Please do some basic research before starting a thread next time.
 

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Decentralise or go to hell
How to decentralize the government apparatuses? Why do you think it will solve the Dhaka problems?

Do you think all the garbage residing in the water system will go away because the ministries are moved throughout the country? Please tell us how it is possible to get rid of waterlogging just by your decentralizing.

Decentralizing itself does not solve any issues faced in Dhaka. Every issue has ways to solve that BD govt is not pursuing. It is after only big projects outside of Dhaka and our great @UKBengali thinks all Dhak problems will be solved once his RSTP big projects are done with the borrowed foreign money.
 
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Please open the video link and tell us how is your RSTP is related to the most unworthy of a City called Dhaka. It is a garbage land overflowed by waterlogging by half an hour of rainfall.

Please click the video link and answer its statement that Dhaka is 4th from the bottom of the list. Not your RSTP but MetroRail will somehow negate the ugliness of the city.

Please be sincere to the country and do not write something to offset the criticism by the Indian posters.
You are right @bluesky bhai, Dhaka is floating on mismanagement and living standards are nothing to write home about. In fact - I would admit that Dhaka barely merits a better rating than some Indian 2nd tier cities. Compared to Kolkata Newtown, most of Dhaka's neighborhoods pale, but Newtown is just one small area. But you gotta give props where props are due. Kanjoos they may be, but it looks a lot better than almost anyplace in the subcontinent.

We have to look at why Dhaka is this way though. and @Destranator bhai was right (among other reasons),

Decentralise or go to hell
We need to move govt. functions out of Dhaka (what is located at Motijheel/Agargaon) and also move industrial factories (and the inevitably created slums because of it) out of Dhaka. This is the reason why, you see even lackluster cities in India like Chennai and Bangalore to be clean while ours is not. everyone and their brother wants to come to Dhaka, study in the local universities and settle down here. If job, healthcare and education opportunities existed in other places, then there would not be so much pressure on one city.

Haramkhor Suwar ministers and Ch*tiya govt. Rajuk idiots also connived to created this mess in Dhaka, carelessly giving licenses from bribery to operate factories and offices in the middle of residential areas. These scumbags should have been shot.

Current Mayors are trying to recover stolen govt. land and fix the sewage systems, but it will take a while.
 

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How to decentralize the government apparatuses? Why do you think it will solve the Dhaka problems?

Do you think all the garbage residing in the water system will go away because the ministries are moved throughout the country? Please tell us how it is possible to get rid of waterlogging just by your decentralizing.

Decentralizing itself does not solve any issues faced in Dhaka. Every issue has ways to solve that BD govt is not pursuing. It is after only big projects outside of Dhaka and our great @UKBengali thinks all Dhak problems will be solved once his RSTP big projects are done by borrowing foreign money.
When I say "decentralise", I do not mean only decentralisation of the government but decentralisation of the entire economy. Everything is too Dhaka centric which is why tens of thousands of people relocate to Dhaka every week.

The goverment has to make sure that an ordinary citizen is able to avail any essential government service in his/her local area. Currently, you often have to rush to Dhaka to get things done as the ministers and senior bureaucrats do not like to delegate responsibilities.

All the best schools and jobs are located in or around Dhaka as it hosts most major industries.

Why do you think we have dysfunctional drainage or waste management system? It is because the city was never planned to accomodate 20 million people.
Besides, you cannot dig up and relay the entire drainage network while 20 million are plying overground.

If we want elevate a 180 million + population to decent living standards, we need to ensure all parts of Bangladesh are developed. Further crowding of Dhaka and inflating BBS stats will not get us there.

You are correct in that Dhaka needs urgent infrastructure upgrade but no matter how much you invest it will never be livable for 20 million people.

You can find some of my recommendations on what needs to be done for decentralisation here:
 
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Seriously it’s so shit in Dhaka. After lockdown my hair started falling from all the smoke pollution and skin burnt from sitting in the traffic for hours. Without a car in Dhaka it’s impossible to have peace of mind. My residence in ukraine is much much better. People earn less but better city
Dhaka is an old city. It is always a challenge to covert older cities into modern metropolitans.
Tokyo and Beijing are older cities
 

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Please do some basic research before starting a thread next time.
Please ask The Economist to do the basic research by conniving with you before writing the trash below. Do you really understand that the report was not written by me but by The Economist? And how do you solve those thousand problems with your RSTP?

Do you still live in a fantasy world? What the Hell is this RSTP that the Economist never mentions but you always mention? Please send it a protest letter because the report has caused your head down.

 

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Haramkhor Suwar ministers and Ch*tiya govt. Rajuk idiots also connived to created this mess in Dhaka, carelessly giving licenses from bribery to operate factories and offices in the middle of residential areas. These scumbags should have been shot.
- Dhaka City Corporations must enact laws to put a moratorium on building new factories in the City with immediate effects. No more permissions.

- The two City Corporations can then set a time frame for the existing factories to end operations forcing them to relocate. The City govts shall have the right to close a factory after a certain time period. Use a taxation system that works the same as Carrot and Stick.

I would prefer them to relocate to the south near the Sea Ports.
 
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- Dhaka City Corporations must enact laws to put a moratorium on building new factories with the City with immediate effects. No more permissions.

- The two City Corporations can then set a time frame for the existing factories to end operations forcing them to relocate. The City govts shall have the right to close a factory after a certain time period. Taxation the same as Carrot and Stick policy should be used.

I would prefer them to relocate to the south near the Sea Ports.
I think it is a good idea in the short and medium term (say 20 years) to relocate factories near ports. Given that our road and rail infrastructure suck, locating near ports will ensure minimum usage of road and rail and therefore quicker shipment to export destinations.

However, in the long run (say 50 years) we need to ensure industrialisation happens everywhere in Bangladesh as this is the only way to make sure there is REAL uplift in living standards (not talking about increase in dodgy per capita GDP figures here).

This is why I disagree with you when you say Padma bridge is a prestige project. Regardless of corruption, we do need to improve road and rail connectivity with all parts of Bangladesh including South West.
The amount of shipments and commutes required to industrialise the SW cannot be serviced by ferries alone.
 

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I think it is a good idea in the short and medium term (say 20 years) to relocate factories near ports. Given that our road and rail infrastructure suck, locating near ports will ensure minimum usage of road and rail and therefore quicker shipment to export destinations.
Yes, the idea is good.
However, in the long run (say 50 years) we need to ensure industrialisation happens everywhere in Bangladesh as this is the only way to make sure there is REAL uplift in living standards (not talking about increase in dodgy per capita GDP figures here).
However, export-related industries must be set up along the BoB belt that starts near Teknaf and ends in Khulna. Some other greater districts can also be industrialized near this belt.

There must be pockets of industrialization near the Ports because it is unwise to distribute industries throughout the country. No area in BD has any kind of mineral resources or raw materials except jute. So, why people should be interested to build factories everywhere?

People from all over the country would come to the industrial belt, work there in the factories and earn money. No country ever built factories in every village because it is no recipe fora sustainable industrialization.

The Padma Bridge has nothing to do with industrialization. Payra and Mongla Ports are there to serve the purpose of trades of the middle-south BD. Bridges are certainly needed but not at a time when the country has not even enough transport vehicles.

Jamuna and MetroRail are needed but not Padma Bridge. No dividend from this bridge, at least not in the next 50 years.
 
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