Urban environmental management challenges are quite serious in Bangladesh due to unplanned urbanisation, and with no national policy to regulate it.
Khulna, the third largest city of Bangladesh, with a current population of approximately 950,000 and land area spanning 40.8 square kilometres, is the only city in the country which has been experiencing a negative population growth over the last two decades.
Geographic inequalities can bring political tensions between local government leaders and national level policymakers and politicians.
The paved road network in Bangladesh has increased dramatically from 600 km in 1947, to 3,600 km in 1971, to the current figure of 375,000 km.
Improving road and railway connectivity is crucial for reaping the benefits of Padma Bridge.
The rapid increase in global food prices in recent months have put many countries including Bangladesh in a crisis.
The social protection allocation in the annual budget has consistently increased over the last 14 years. In FY 2008-09, a total of Tk 13,845 crore was allocated for social protection programmes.