Dhaka has been ranked fourth amongst the 20 most unsustainable megacities in the world, as the capital is reeling from rapid depletion of greenery, water scarcity and exploding population, says a global report.
Bangladesh could generate 6,500 megawatts of solar electricity in the next three years if the country invests $11 billion in solar instead of importing LNG from the spot market at the same cost, said global energy think-tank Ember.
Once upon a time, the country’s port city was celebrated for its lush vegetation and green hills. However, in the last three decades, the city has already lost half its greenery to unchecked, unplanned urbanisation.
Four days after the tragedy that killed five of a family in Uttara, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) authority finally started setting up safety barriers along around 10 kilometres of the project area, from Uttara to Gazipur.