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Proposed DAP Amendments Raise Liveability Concerns

Industry: Development, SDG, Urban

Proposed Dhaka Detailed Area Plan (DAP) amendments, influenced by real estate interests, raise concerns about city liveability, says the Institute for Planning and Development (IPD). The think tank emphasizes inadequate consultation with urban planners and key stakeholders in the amendment process. IPD’s observations reveal that past DAPs were poorly implemented, negatively impacting Dhaka’s liveability. The proposed changes, which involve increasing the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in various neighborhoods, could reduce natural light and air for residents. Additionally, overcrowding due to these amendments in areas like Purbachal threatens infrastructure and public facilities. IPD calls for more inclusive stakeholder engagement to safeguard public interests and urban well-being.

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