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Are Government Land and Housing Projects Necessary?
 1. Introduction Demand for land and housing in Dhaka city is extreme. The city ranked 11th among the world megacities in 2010, with an estimated population of 16 million (UN 2010). This is expected to increase to 25 million by the year 2025. Housing this demographic trend has been a challenging task. At least 100,000 household units are required every year only to house this additional population (Seraj, 2009). Such a rapid housing supply is constrained by the shortage of affordable and legal land. This post addresses some of the issues concerning government land and housing projects and looks into their viability. Below is an overview of the current land and housing scenario in Dhaka city.    Table 1: Overview of the Land and Housing Situation in Dhaka City Populatio...Continue