Damaged buildings won’t be demolished now: RAJUK

09 March 2023, 02:40 pm | Updated: 22 March 2023, 11:32 am

Damaged buildings won’t be demolished now: RAJUK
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The damaged buildings in Dhaka's Siddique Bazar area which had an explosion on Tuesday that left 19 dead will not be demolished now as it will take time to verify everything and make a decision.

Shamsuddin Haider Chowdhury, convener of RAJUK's technical committee, said this to journalists in front of the damaged building on Wednesday.

“We have visited the building. It will take two to three months to testify whether the damaged columns should be renovated or rectified and the building should be demolished or not”, he said.

Legal action must be taken if the two damaged buildings were built out of the design, he said while responding to a question.

Rakib Ahsan, A building expert who was with Shamsuddin at the time, said that it should be kept in mind that the building was badly damaged.

The building is now risky for both people on streets and houses located in front and back of the buildings, the expert added.

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