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DAP needs to be finalised based on ground realities: REHAB

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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REHAB President Alamgir Shamsul Alamin (Kajal) said the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) needs to be finalised considering the ground realities of the capital Dhaka.

Therefore, he called for formulating a more accurate and people-friendly DAP by reviewing the rational demands and issues raised by the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB).

He came up with the remarks during a meeting between REHAB leaders and the Project Director of Dhaka Detailed Area Plan (DAP) 2016-2035 at Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) office in the capital on Thursday.

At the meeting, DAP Project Director Md Ashraful Islam said the DAP will be finalized after reviewing the views and logical demands of the stakeholders and various professionals concerned in this sector.

REHAB leaders led by REHAB President Alamgir Shamsul Alamin (Kajal) took part in the meeting.

The meeting was attended by REHAB Vice President-3 Lion Sharif Ali Khan, Vice-President (Finance) Engr Mohd Shohel Rana, Director Engr Md Al Amin, Masud Monwar, Engr. Ratan Kumar Dutta, Mohammad Kamrul Islam and Engr N M Nur-Kutubul Alam.  

What is DAP?

The Detailed Area Plan (DAP) will guide the future construction of buildings in Dhaka city, the use of land and the demarcation of canals and flow areas.

RAJUK initiated the planning work back in 2016. The document covers almost every aspect of the city from land-use plans to a demarcation of canals and flood flow areas.

In this new plan, the city will be renamed Dhaka Metropolitan Region (DMR) and will cover 1528 sq km area. The planned city DMR will extend from Gazipur City Corporation in the north to Dhaleswari River to the south; from Shitalakkhya and Meghna in the east to Bangshi and Dhaleswari river to the west.

The idea of this detailed planning work is to reshape the city into a polycentric megacity with a rapid and efficient interconnecting transport system. The planning horizon of DAP is up to 2035.