Landslide Problem in Bangladesh: a review with Special focus on Chittagong Region Authors: Maksudur Rahman Asif & Muhammad Sher Mahmud

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Landslide Problem in Bangladesh: a review with Special focus on Chittagong Region

Authors: 

Maksudur Rahman Asif & Muhammad Sher Mahmud

Abstract

This article makes an effort to discuss several aspects of the assessment risk, effects and mitigation of landslides in Bangladesh. A considerable number of research works have been done in recent years regarding this topic and this article presents a summary review of some of the published works. Globally Bangladesh is recognized as one of the most vulnerable countries to natural calamities. Along with cyclones and floods; two most discussed and disastrous hazards of the country, landslides have caused the death of nearly 235 people in various informal settlements of Chittagong city and its adjacent urban centers since 1997. Ineffective hill management policy at the national level and weak enforcement by the local authorities has created space for growing many informal settlements along landslide prone hill slopes and foothills in Chittagong city. Based on the review of literature and published case records, it is recommended that the city of Chittagong should consider establishing a sustainable long-term landslide management plan. The practical use of this paper is that the future researcher can get a details geomorphological information of landslide which is very helpful for their research work.

Key words: landslides, risk, vulnerability, mitigation, Chittagong

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Landslide Problem in Bangladesh: a review with Special focus on Chittagong Region

Author:

Maksudur Rahman Asif & Muhammad Sher Mahmud

Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
Website: ijsab.com
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1850587
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
Acceptance Date: 24/11/2018
Date of Publication: 03/12/2018
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Page: 757-769
First Page: 757
Last Page: 769
Current Status: Published

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Maksudur Rahman Asif & Muhammad Sher Mahmud (2018). Landslide Problem in Bangladesh: a review with Special focus on Chittagong Region. International Journal of Science and Business, 2(4), 757-769. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1850587

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Maksudur Rahman Asif, (Corresponding Author) Department of Soil Science, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh  

Muhammad Sher Mahmud, Department of Soil Science, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1850587

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