Tawfique Ali

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

Puzzle of 5 floors

While the 23-storey FR Tower on Kemal Ataturk Avenue has a foundation for 18 storeys, around a dozen other high rises on the same street are taller than permissible height but Rajuk has been silent about this all along, said government high officials.

April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019

No plan, no coordination

Although Rajuk officials had no engineering plan to knock down the much-talked about BGMEA building on the capital's Begunbari canal, they went to the site yesterday heavily equipped with demolition machinery.

April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019

FR Tower Building Plan: Rajuk violated own rules to approve it

Violating the then building rules, Rajuk in December 1996 approved an 18-storey high-rise in Banani, where the FR Tower stands today.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Planning goes haywire

Rajuk is approving commercial buildings in the residential areas of Gulshan and Banani with virtually no height limits and experts are calling it illegal and a recipe for disaster.

March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019

Nothing is right

The Rajuk came to know about 12 years ago that the Faruque-Rupayan Tower was built in violation of the approved plan, but it remained silent for all these years.

March 24, 2019
March 24, 2019

Purbachal Project: CONCEPT lost on REVISIONS

Rajuk is set to turn land originally earmarked for education and environment preservation into commercial and business plots in its 6,227-acre Purbachal New Town project in the city's outskirts.

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

Waste of water, way to disaster

The next world war will be over water. And Bangladesh appears to be most oblivious of all amidst the grim global forecast.

March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

Spending on metro must be justified

The money spent on an expensive project like metro rail must be justified by ensuring it provides quality and optimum service to the public, said the country director of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Old town sends out an SOS

Old Dhaka will remain vulnerable to disasters like the ones in Nimtoli and Chawkbazar unless it undergoes redevelopment, say urban planners.

February 9, 2019
February 9, 2019

Meghna too not spared

Nothing seems to scare away the river grabbers. Amid impassioned calls from the judiciary, environmentalists and the media to save the country's last surviving rivers, a private company is building two slipways in the Meghna river in Munshiganj.