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POST TIME: 16 April, 2019 11:41:24 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 16 April, 2019 06:08:58 PM
Rajuk on spot to demolish BGMEA building
Independent Online Desk

Rajuk on spot to demolish BGMEA building

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) starts to demolish Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Photo: Collected

The capital’s development authority Rajuk has asked tenants to vacate the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Complex by 5 pm.

“This will allow the tenants to shift their valuables,” said Waliur Rahman, Rajuk’s executive magistrate and director (admin).

He said the authorities concerned will decide on ways to dismantle the building. “Tearing down the structure will take about a month if done manually,” he said on Tuesday.

A Rajuk team moved to demolish the 15-storey building in the morning constructed illegally on the Hatirjheel canal. Gas, electricity and other utility services to the building will be cut off.

The building blocks the flow of water between Hatirjheel lake and Begunbari canal.

Rajuk sent a letter to Hatirjheel project director on Monday night to take steps for demolishing the building following a 2011 High Court order that termed the structure a ‘cancer’. But last year, the top court gave BGMEA until April 12, 2019, to demolish the building.

The newly-constructed BGMEA Complex in Uttara was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina earlier this month.unb

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