No unplanned, illegal construction of buildings to be allowed: LGRD minister

LGRD Minister and Convener of the Detailed Area Plan-DAP Cabinet Committee Tajul Islam today said no one will be allowed to construct buildings illegally and unplanned way.

Dhaka City
Dhaka City

The minister gave the statement while talking to reporters after a meeting of the newly formed Cabinet Committee for reviewing Detailed Area Plan-DAP at Ministry of Housing and Public Works.

Tajul Islam said new buildings will be constructed in Dhaka ensuring the capital is a livable city, has all civic amenities, planned infrastructure and keeps in mind geological and environmental issues.

The local government minister said a sub-committee will be formed with all institutions including city corporations.

The minister said the committee will work to build a livable and scenic city keeping in view other important issues including residential, commercial, hospital, school-college, sports ground, utility service, communication system and shopping mall according to a proper plan.

At the meeting, it was decided to extend the time allotted on the website for two more months to determine the height of buildings, taking into account the coronavirus crisis and other issues.

Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and senior secretaries, secretaries of various ministries and concerned officials were present at the meeting.

The government on October 25 reconstituted the cabinet committee to detail review and finalise the DAP prepared by Rajuk.