It is extremely saddening to see one fire after another—destroying property and claiming innocent lives—ravage through Dhaka. The number of such incidents that have occurred over the last months is truly shocking.
But what it does reveal is the horrific state of city management. Starting from approving the construction of buildings that violate every building code that's on the book, to never punishing those responsible for this mess, the authorities have shown an incredible consistency for incompetence. Unfortunately, because such ineptitude seems to stem across all government agencies, it is difficult to imagine any positive changes happening anytime soon.
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