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Demolition of BGMEA building started

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:50 AM, 22 January 2020   Updated: 01:56 PM, 22 January 2020

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The work of demolishing the abandoned building of the BGMEA, an association for Bangladesh garment manufacturers and exporters, at the capital’s Hatirjheel has started on Wednesday. 

Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim has launched the building demolition activities at 12:45 pm.

At first, it was thought to demolish the building through exploration. But later the decision was taken to demolish in the traditional way. 

With this, various expensive tools including a few crore Taka of rods used in the building will be saved, said RAJUK adding that “the ‘Four Star’ group got the task of demolishing this multi-storeyed building.”

The building, which was built by preventing water flow, was termed as “‘poisonous’ of the Hatirjheel project” by High Court and ordered to demolish the building in a verdict in 20011. 

Later, the order was upheld in the Appellate Division. After the Supreme Court ruled, the BGMEA took seven years by taking a series of deadline to demolish the building. 

Later on April 12 last year, the court gave a final deadline of seven-month. Then on April 15, the RAJUK gave a one-day deadline to remove the belongings of the BGMEA building.  

Later, after several organizations removed their belongings, RAJUK locked the BGMEA building.