City profile

Narayanganj, Bangladesh

Abu Hanifa Md Noman, Md Aslam Mia, Hasanul Banna, Md Sohel Rana, A. S A Ferdous Alam, Chan Sok Gee, Che Ruhana Isa, Ah Choy Er

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Abstract

Narayanganj, contributes to the economy, employment, and export earnings of Bangladesh. Its history, natural endowments and strategic location have made it an important hub of all major knitwear, garments, and textile industries. This profile of Narayanganj reveals that, despite its good business environment and being a top destination for foreign and local investment, industrialisation has been both a boon and a bane. Population growth, rapid urbanisation and industrialisation are major challenges causing environmental deterioration and skewed land distribution, placing pressure on the social welfare of Narayanganj's residents. The newly formed city corporation faces a lack of fiscal strength that retards the overall progress of the city. This study suggests that effective monitoring of industrial activities and a comprehensive code of conduct/norms with fiscal strength to regulate the industrial sector can mitigate present injustices to make Narayanganj a more desirable and liveable city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-19
Number of pages12
JournalCities
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Development
  • Garments and textiles
  • Labour exploitation
  • Land use pattern
  • Narayanganj

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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Noman, A. H. M., Mia, M. A., Banna, H., Rana, M. S., Alam, A. S. A. F., Gee, C. S., ... Er, A. C. (2016). City profile: Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Cities, 59, 8-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.020

City profile : Narayanganj, Bangladesh. / Noman, Abu Hanifa Md; Mia, Md Aslam; Banna, Hasanul; Rana, Md Sohel; Alam, A. S A Ferdous; Gee, Chan Sok; Isa, Che Ruhana; Er, Ah Choy.

In: Cities, Vol. 59, 01.11.2016, p. 8-19.

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Noman, AHM, Mia, MA, Banna, H, Rana, MS, Alam, ASAF, Gee, CS, Isa, CR & Er, AC 2016, 'City profile: Narayanganj, Bangladesh', Cities, vol. 59, pp. 8-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.020
Noman AHM, Mia MA, Banna H, Rana MS, Alam ASAF, Gee CS et al. City profile: Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Cities. 2016 Nov 1;59:8-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.020
Noman, Abu Hanifa Md ; Mia, Md Aslam ; Banna, Hasanul ; Rana, Md Sohel ; Alam, A. S A Ferdous ; Gee, Chan Sok ; Isa, Che Ruhana ; Er, Ah Choy. / City profile : Narayanganj, Bangladesh. In: Cities. 2016 ; Vol. 59. pp. 8-19.
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