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Ecological havoc in Dhaka

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DHAKA is faced with many direct threats to biodiversity with accelerating economic development, growing population, land grabbing, congested housing, tree felling, and vehicles emitting toxic fumes leading to extreme pollution and poor quality of life.   

As early as 1991 Jica stated that the city failed to provide the appropriate number of parks and open spaces. Approximately 500 acres of land is maintained by the two City Corporations and PWD and this is much less than required.

Many parks and playing fields have vanished. Just to cite some examples, the Anwara Udyan, Armanitola Playing field, Tikatuli Park and Azimpur Park have almost disappeared. Shaheed Park of Mohammadpur has been gulped as has the Uttara Park of Sector 1. Many like Nawabganj Park, Lalmatia New Colony Park on Iqbal Road are occupied, while Jatrabari Crossing Park is used for housing and garbage.  

Read more: http://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/ecological-havoc-dhaka-1541521

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