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Rajuk urges govt agencies

Rajuk has urged all government, semi-government and local government bodies within its jurisdiction to follow the detailed area plan (DAP) for building a healthy and planned Dhaka city.

The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakhha (Rajuk) in a press release, signed by its secretary, yesterday said DAP is the final component of Dhaka's master plan.

It covers a 1,528-square kilometre area stretching up to Gazipur municipality on the north, Dhaleshwari river on the south, Bangshi and Dhaleshwari rivers on the west and Shitalakkhya and Meghna rivers on the east.

The DAP comprises of Dhaka City Corporation area, Narayanganj, Sonargaon, Kadam Rasul, Siddhirganj, Tarabo, Savar, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar EPZ, Keraniganj, Jinjira and parts of Rupganj and Kaliganj upazilas.

The objectives of DAP include a planned city with designated land use, conservation of environment, wetlands and open spaces, and planned communications.

DAP was reviewed by high-profile expert committee, approved by various technical committees and Rajuk board, and finally published in the government gazette in June 2010.

Its implementation is vital for saving Dhaka from natural and environmental disasters.

Asked why Rajuk came up with such explanation, its town planning director KZH Taufique said it was to address the questions recently raised by some quarters on DAP's legitimacy.

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