URBAN AREA PLAN ( 1995-2005)
The plan provides a long-term strategy
for the 20 years for the development of the greater Dhaka sub-zone with a
population target of 15 million. The plan consists of a written report and
policy documents with support maps of appropriate scale. It identifies the order
of magnitude and direction of anticipated urban growth and defines a broad set
of policies considered necessary to achieve overall plan objectives. It
considers the micro environmental aspects of Dhaka, both in its existing urban
form as well as for future development to keep the city free from all sorts of
natural and manmade hazards. The plan recognizes the positive and sustainable
role of green belts, preservation of high quality wet and agricultural lands and
existing rivers in and around the city limits and their continuous upgrading and
evaluation and thus recommends for building a circular waterways round the city.
The plan also earmarks a number of retention ponds around the city limits for
retaining rain water as well as for maintains an ecological balance
too and a healthy environment.