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Dhaka improves in world index as livable city

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:11 PM, 9 June 2021  

Dhaka city; File Photo

Dhaka city; File Photo

As a livable city, Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is slowly but surely improving. This year, it ranks 137th out of 140 cities in the world. Earlier, Dhaka was ranked 138th in 2019 and 139th in 2018.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an organization that is surveying the world’s major cities in terms of livability and civic amenities, said in a recent report.

According to the report, Damascus in Syria is at the bottom (140th) of the list. Then Nigeria’s Lagos ranks 139th, Papua New Guinea’s Port Moresby 138th, Bangladesh’s Dhaka 137th, Algeria’s Algiers 136th, Libya’s Tripoli 135th, Pakistan’s Karachi 134th, Zimbabwe’s Harare 133th, Cameroon’s Douala 132th and Venezuela’s Caracas ranks 131st.        

Hamburg, Germany has improved the most on the list. 34 steps ahead, the city is now at number 47.

Top 10 countries - Auckland, New Zealand, topped the list of livable cities in terms of Covid-19. It is followed by Osaka (Japan), Adelaide (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Tokyo (Japan), Perth (Australia), Zurich (Switzerland), Geneva (Switzerland), Melbourne (Australia) and Brisbane (Australia).

Vienna, Austria, which is at the top of the list in 2018 and 2019, has dropped out of the top 10 this year. The COVID-affected city ranked 12th position.