Physical Growth for a Compact Shape :
out the city growth sideways from the existing linear
growth should be a strategic option. There are signs
of lateral expansion, particularly at the southern
part of the city, towards Satkhira. But this should
be carried through in a planned manner, so that the
city gradually takes a compact shape.
Alleviation and Promotion of Spatial Equity :
land within the city, specially owned by the railway
can be used through the process of densification,
i.e. by allowing more population density within the
alleviation is an effort of national scale. Yet the
Master Plan implementing authorities may contribute
to this process through encouraging small initiatives
in the informal sectors, and through ensuring low
cost housing, slumresettlement etc.
integration is very important for the growth and development
of Khulna city. In fact, as mentioned earlier, this
is a core strategy for the whole of south-west-region.
Particular emphasis is laid to integrate Mongla Port
and Noapara industrial township with Khulna into a
greater Khulna conurbation. To this end, Rupsha Bridge
and under construction of the Khanjahan Ali Airport
will play an important role.
proximate regions rural and urban areas are not isolated
pockets. These are linked economically, socially,
and physically. These linkages are beneficial for
both sides, rural as well as urban areas. For Khulna
city more close links are needed with its surrounding
rural areas to minimize gap between them and to promote
more integrated development.
of Public Utilities and Services :
revitalization of the energy sector does not come
directly under the purview of physical planning, still
this is important for any physical or spatial growth.
Power supply which is the single most important element
to keep city going links with other physical infrastructure,
such as road network, drainage and water supply etc.
But in Khulna, this sector is in fragile condition
and hinders the development activities. Gas is another
factor, which Khulna people need most urgently.
management of urban growth is the key to all other
development activities in and around Khulna city.
The development proposal should be integrated among
various sectoral agencies and carried out with coordination.
KDA will play a dominant role in the infrastructure
development and development control activities by
itself as well as by various other agencies and individuals.