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Kuril only part of the solution

Update : 06 Aug 2013, 05:17 AM

After five years of construction, the Kuril flyover has finally opened in an effort to reduce traffic congestion. We congratulate the government on this initiative; however, considering the level of improvement Dhaka city needs to be habitable, it is a drop in the bucket.

In the five years since construction began, the government could and should have done much more to make Dhaka a better place to live, with multiple projects on cleaning up the roads and waterways, improving sanitation and other facilities, among others, in place.

The Kuril flyover is a good start, but there remains a long way to go.

The residents of Dhaka face a number of problems. Many of the streets are filthy, overcrowded, and residential areas cramped with confined alleyways and unsafe buildings all over the place. That’s not to mention the poor drainage system, rampant corruption, and crime.

As Dhaka is the capital city, and the central location for most administrative, legal, and commercial matters, it is worth investing in to make it a functional and livable one, no matter how much it costs.

Piecemeal projects, such as Kuril, are not the way to go about it. They are small steps, and, though they are better than nothing, a holistic plan is needed. The citizens of Dhaka hope for as much and deserve at least that much.

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