Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Monday said the government is identifying the risky and old buildings which are unsuitable for residing. The government will ask the building owners to demolish those risky buildings, he added.
Necessary actions will be taken against the building owners if they did not implement the government instruction, the minister warned.
Minister Rezaul Karim came up with the remarks after holding a review meeting of Urban Resilience Project on Earthquake preparedness by Rajdhani Unnayan Karthipakhya (RAJUK) at ministry’s conference room, reports BSS.
Karim said Bangladesh is now in earthquake risk, adding that so, we have to follow the building construction act for construction of any buildings for keeping largely the disaster related loss within tolerable limit.
Even the government will take strict position for construction of new buildings as per the law, the minister mentioned. At the same time awareness campaign also will be carried out on the issue among the mass people, he added.
“The government will take strict position regarding the construction of the buildings as per the rules,” the minister said this following a review meeting of Urban Resilience Project on Earthquake preparedness by Rajdhani Unnayan Karthipakhya (RAJUK) at ministry’s conference room here.
Concerned officials including Housing and Public Works Secretary M Shahidullah Khondoker, Additional Secretary M Akhter Hossen, RAJUK Chairman M Abdur Rahman, Director General of Fire Service Department Brigadier General Ali Ahmed, BUET Professor Mehedi Al Ansari, Tokyo University Professor Kimiro Meguro and RAJUK member Major (retd) Shams, among others, attended the meeting.