Some of the places remain under stagnant water for years, while some lack basic civic amenities, including proper roads or pure drinking water. None of these neighbourhoods has a single playground. Such are the states of the three wards in zone-9 of Dhaka North City Corporation.
In the last two years, Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been marred by fears, delays, and uncertainties caused by the pandemic. However, Bangla Academy hopes that this year’s book fair will return to its former glory with life getting back on track.
According to the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) website, Golapbagh field is the single biggest playground in south Dhaka. This ground was closed for 10 years from 2006 as construction materials of the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover were kept on the ground.
A modern building, covered in panes of black glass, stands at the capital’s Azimpur intersection. But what’s more fascinating than the distinct architecture is the fact that big nameplates on the building read “public toilet”.
As the metro-rail train started its maiden journey yesterday afternoon, Swadhin Ahmed, a young man, had a wide smile on his face. In fact, it was a day of pride for Swadhin, who had been working for the metro-rail project for three years.
Dhaka South City Corporation started renovating Sheikh Russell Park, situated on the north side of Jatrabari intersection, in 2017, so that residents can take a break from the concrete jungle and spend some quality time with friends and families there.