Air density of Dhaka’s two of the most marginalised low-income slums is four to five times higher above the permission limit of Bangladesh for 24 hours.
Category: Urban issues
Scavengers who help keep cities clean make plea for vaccine
They are among the estimated 20 million people around the world — in rich nations and poor — who are pivotal in keeping cities clean, alongside paid sanitation employees.
Cities urged to lead way to more fair, green, healthy future
A new report on pandemics and cities from UN-Habitat, points the way to how hard-hit urban centres can reduce the impact of future outbreaks and become more equitable, healthy and environmentally friendly.
Lack of entomologists weaken fight against mosquito menace
The city corporations of the country do not have an entomologist on their payroll yet, although their research is crucial for controlling the mosquito population.
New elected committee of Baridhara Society
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Baridhara Society was held on February 27, 2021, at Baridhara Park.
Illegal structures on banks of Dhaka’s canals to be cleared
Minister for LGRD Mohammad Tajul Islam said all types of structures built illegally on the banks of capital’s canals will be demolished, besides dredging the canals.
13 bridges to be rebuilt for circular waterway around Dhaka
Dhaka, Jan 31 – Md Tazul Islam, Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister on Sunday said that 13 low height bridges will be rebuilt after demolition to keep the water vessels’ movement normal on the rivers around the capital.
13 grabbed canals to be restored: Dhaka North City Mayor
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said illegally occupied parts of 13 canals, which are in the expanded wards of the DNCC, would be recovered.
Ctg city polls violence: AL rebel candidate, 25 others held
Chattogram, Jan 13 — Around 26 people, including rebel Awami League candidate Abdul Quader, have been arrested in connection with the killing of a man during clashes between two factions of the party in the run-up to the Chattogram City…
Mayor Taposh calls Khokon’s remarks about him unimportant
Dhaka, Jan 10 – The extraordinary war of words between the incumbent and immediate-past mayors of Dhaka South City Corporation continued to boil on Sunday, with Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh shrugging off his predecessor Sayeed Khokon remarks on his…
Taposh is not fit to be mayor: Sayeed Khokon
Dhaka, Jan 9 – Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has lost all his credentials to remain in the post, according to his predecessor Sayeed Khokon.
Dhaka’s canals, drainage now under 2 City Corporations
Dhaka, Dec 31 – Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWasa) has handed the responsibility of drainage system management and canals in Dhaka to the city corporations to solve the water logging woes.
Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Budapest for Clean Building
Four leading mayors are initial signatories to the C40 Clean Construction Declaration, pledging to work with industry to halve emissions from construction projects in their cities by 2030
C40 Cities open Oslo office to accelerate clean construction
Oslo, Norway 12 November 2020 – Yesterday, C40 Cities, the global network of cities committed to bold climate action, opens a new office in Oslo, to drive forward progress in key areas such as clean construction and innovative mechanisms of…
Dhaka South City Corpn starts drive to restore dead canals
Dhaka, Nov. 06 – Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Friday started cleaning waste from Shampur canal while continuing its drive in Dhanmondi Lake.
Dhaka North Mayor, family recover from coronavirus
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam, his wife and daughter have been discharged from Kurmitola General Hospital after making full recovery from coronavirus.
Mayors Explore how COVID-19 will Redefine Urban Cities
By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, Oct 8 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to bring about positive changes for cities, and give leaders the opportunity to make long-term, transformative changes as a result, according to renowned architect…
Dhaka South City to allow only registered rickshaws, vans
The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) formally started registration process of non-mechanical vehicles from Sunday.
Handing over Dhaka’s canals to two city corporations urged
Dhaka, Sept 06 – State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder on Sunday suggested digging canals in Dhaka city alongside constructing walkways, green fences on both sides and handing them over to the two city corporations through a memorandum of…
Stopping Cambodia’s Reckless Urban Development
by Sam Rainsy PARIS – Years ago, I spoke to the head of a large factory in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. She was worried that more than 100 of her workers lived in riverside slums around the building. Their…
Dhaka North City uses mobile app for animal waste disposal
Dhaka, Aug 01 – The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has introduced a mobile app to expedite the process of cleaning up the city following the blood and gore spilled during the ritual of sacrifice and urged city dwellers to…
Rajshahi City to remove sacrificial animal waste in 12 hours
Rajshahi, July 26: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) has taken up steps for safe removal of sacrificial animal waste within 12 hours of slaughtering on the holy Eid-ul –Azha.As part of the efforts, the RCC will fix the selective spots for…
800 Khulna City cleaners ready for cleaning animal wastes
Khulna, July 25: Khulna City Corporation (KCC) has kept ready 800 cleaners for cleaning sacrificial animal wastes in city areas on the day of Eid-ul-Azha.
Wari Covid patients receive fruit baskets from Mayor Taposh
Dhaka, July 18 – Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Saturday surprised Covid-19 patients in the city’s locked down Wari area with the gift of fruit baskets.
Dhaka North City fines 85 establishments having Aedes larvae
The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Monday found Aedes mosquito larvae at 85 houses and establishments on the third day of its combing operation launched to protect the city dwellers from dengue.
Coronavirus, unemployment strip Dhaka City of its attraction
Dhaka, July 06 – Although some 2,000 people used to move to Dhaka every day from across Bangladesh seeking a better life barely six months back, many are now leaving the capital, in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
Dhaka North City finds Aedes larvae at 99 establishemnts
The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Sunday found Aedes mosquito larvae at 99 houses and establishments on the second day of its combing operation launched to protect the city dwellers from dengue.
Waterlogging cripples Narayanganj as monsoon sets in
As monsoon begins, many parts of Narayanganj City Corporation and Sadar upazila were inundated due to intermittent rain, causing huge sufferings to the locals.
Mad rush of city life makes people care little for virus
Over the past week, life in the capital assuredly returned to normal – not some new one, as some had predicted in the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic. The same old one, maybe wearing a mask. Bangladesh’s confirmed coronavirus cases…
Dhaka North City finds Aedes larvae in 138 buildings
Dhaka, June 14 – The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Saturday found Aedes mosquito larvae in 138 houses and establishments on the eighth day of its combing operation launched to protect the city dwellers from dengue.