Adopted to Deal with Bastee Settlements of Dhaka City in Bangladesh

  • Mohammad Abdul Mohit Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia


Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh and it has a population of 12 million. During the last three decades, while the city population grew over 7%, bastee (slum and squatter) population of the city grew from 1.0 million in 1990 to 3.4 million in 2005. Several policy approaches were adopted to deal with bastee settlements of Dhaka since 1975. These policies approaches were not very effective, because the scale of the problem is very large, which provides future challenges to deal with the bastee situation.

Keywords: Bastee, City Population, Dhaka, Migration, Policy Approaches.

eISSN  2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

How to Cite
ABDUL MOHIT, Mohammad. Adopted to Deal with Bastee Settlements of Dhaka City in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 6, p. 9-20, jan. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 30 mar. 2020. doi:

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