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The government has taken an initiative to update the topographical map of Dhaka and nearby areas, to contain latest data and information for planning modern urbanization.
Urban planners did not work properly for the lack of an updated topographical map of Dhaka and its nearest areas.
For modern urbanization, topographical map is very important. It was formulated in 2003.
In this regard, the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) has taken initiative and prepared a project to procure a pilotless airship to update the topographic map of the city and its surrounding areas, a senior official of the planning commission told Bangladesh Post on Tuesday.
The project has been sent to the planning commission for approval of the executive committee of the national economic council (ECNEC), the official said.
The project estimate is Tk 15.12 crore, and all the fund will come from the government exchequer. The project will be completed in three years.
Sources said, population and dimension of Dhaka are increasing day by day. Four satellite towns—-Narayanganj, Tongi, Savar and Keraniganj are going to be attached with the capital.
Urban planners and experts say, there are needs of pure water, construction of planned residence, security, food safety, land management, utility services and construction of roads and culverts.
They said, there is a need to update the topographical map every five years. Due to lack of equipment, the map is being updated every 10-15 years.
Sources at the planning commission said, RAJUK has taken up a mega plan to modernize the capital.

Mohammad Zakaria