The Geographic Scope for RCE Greater Dhaka

Bangladesh is a tropical monsoon country in South Asian Region. It is a funnel shaped deltaic floodplain of the Ganges, Brahmanputra, Meghna, Karnofuli, Shangu and Matamuhuri rivers meets to the Bay of Bengal. The northern and eastern Boundaries are the hills of eastern Himalayas and Arakan and Lusai ranges respectively. Huge monsoon rainfall brings

Regional challenges

Bangladesh is a tropical monsoon country in South Asian Region. It is a funnel shaped deltaic floodplain of the Ganges, Brahmanputra, Meghna, Karnofuli, Shangu and Matamuhuri rivers meets to the Bay of Bengal. The northern and eastern Boundaries are the hills of eastern Himalayas and Arakan and Lusai ranges respectively. Huge monsoon rainfall brings silt and organic matters to the downstream and made the most fertile region of the world with the highest population.  However, hundreds of tributaries and distributaries help growing food crops, fibres and many other cash crops including bamboos and timbers etc. But to feed the huge population, short-term benefited technologies especially high inputs depended ones, excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, deforestation in and around the region, change of the landscape, unplanned urbanization and industrialization especially textile, dyeing, hide and skin and medicine industries etc. have polluted the environment especially the air, soil, water-bodies and thus the ecosystem services are becoming less functional and affecting the human health as well as other lives. These enforced huge rural population especially from the vulnerable coastal zone to migrate to Dhaka megacity. It is also regarded as one of the most unlivable enclosed coastal megacity in the world.

 

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