Choking the Lifelines
Dhaka city has expanded and the rivers around it have shrunk. Huge shopping complexes, supermarkets, universities, hospitals, housing projects and even mosques occupy 40 percent of the areas that were once lowlands, the flood flow zones that used to remain submerged during monsoon every year. The ruthless arrogance with which we are killing the lifelines of the city have already had terrible consequences.
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