City life comes with rapid change. But for the residents of Dhanmondi what didn’t change for long were the trees and plants on the median of Saat Masjid Road. Bursting with blossoms in spring and summer, the krishnachuras and the radhachuras, among other trees, became a part of their lives.
The proposed Bhanga-Jashore-Benapole Highway development project will be setting an example of how poor planning and uncertainty over funding can escalate the implementation costs sharply.
Delays and lack of quality control are a major concern when it comes to development projects.
That development projects in Bangladesh are rarely completed on time and within the original budget is well established by now.
Different government agencies and project authorities finally seem to be paying attention to safety regulations after five people were crushed to death by a girder of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line-3 on Monday.
After the Awami League government came to power in 2009, it took up several gigantic development projects with a view to transforming the country’s communication and transport infrastructure.
More than one hundred trees have already been cut down and several hundred more are in the process to embrace the same fate. It is the situation of a portion of Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway.
Germany is to provide 1.1 million euro for implementation of Support to Community Stabilisation and Resilience project in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal says that Germany, Malaysia and Austria is going to invest $9.2 billion in different development projects in Bangladesh.