Dhaka is now a black hole: a city consuming millions of residents but has no sense of quality life.
During the early 90s, the term urban was limited to a small radius in the city of Dhaka. Fast forward 30 years, and the term “urban” has spread as far as the horizon of the ever-growing mega city. As the new era preceded its adverse effects with full force, the urbanites adapted accordingly. From carrying briefcases while donning baggy trousers to carrying a backpack with slim-fit jeans, a lot has changed if you look at the era with a microscope.
Chasing pot of gold people have long been setting off for urban areas from rural Bangladesh. But that pot would be incredibly hard to find come 2030 as per the World Bank’s latest report: more than half of Bangladesh’s poor households will live in urban areas by then even though 8 in 10 poor currently live in rural areas.