Friday, June 29, 2007

Dhaka world's fastest growing big city

Bangladesh's capital Dhaka is the world's fastest growing major city, drawing 300,000 to 400,000 mostly poor migrants annually, Reuters reports quoting a World Bank study.
These migrants provide critical manpower for the city's industries and services, but also put pressure on the city's infrastructure, public services, and habitable land, said the report which was distributed on Friday.

The study entitled "Dhaka: Improving living conditions for the urban poor" said urgent measures were required to address the vital needs of the rapidly growing urban poor.
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