Normally I avoid damning reports on anything to do with Bangladesh because they are normally unjust and lacking evidence, credibility or understanding. It is difficult to do this when you read a report from and Bangladeshi newspaper itself. This quote comes from the Daily Star website and the link to it follows:
“Dhaka is the worst livable city among 140 others around the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2012 Global Liveability Survey.
In 2011, Dhaka ranked 139 among 140 cities.
The liveability report surveyed the locations to assess the best or worst living conditions.
Ranking 140, Dhaka scored 38.7 out of an overall rating of 100 measuring political and social stability, crime rates and access to quality healthcare.”
Read the rest of the report here:
What is most remarkable for me about this report is that we here at LAMB look forward to our breaks away in this capital city! What does that tell you about the state of things here? Actually, not a lot because LAMB is really a lovely place to visit. I guess that familiarity breeds contempt though and when you live and work with people without space 24/7, sometimes you need to get away.
Even to the city that is ranked 139th out of 140 cities…