Demolition of BGMEA building to take more time | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 26, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:49 AM, April 26, 2019

Demolition of BGMEA building to take more time

Demolition of the illegally-constructed BGMEA building will take more time as the Rajuk is yet to finalise the contractor for the job.

The deadline for submitting bids ended on April 24 and five bids from local entities were received by the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk).

Rajuk will verify the competency of the bidders and select the one that offers the lowest rate, said ASM Raihanul Ferdous, its project director.

Chinese experts will be sought if none of the bidders is found to be suitable for the task, he added.

The apex court had ordered the building be handed over to Rajuk on April 12 for demolition, but the tenants failed to meet the deadline. But now the building in the city’s Hatirjheel area has been vacated, with its main gate now fully sealed off.

Earlier, SM Rezaul Karim, housing and public works minister, said the BGMEA building will be grounded within the next three months.

BGMEA has already moved most of its assets and offices to its new building at Uttara Sector 17, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 3.

On April 2 last year, the garment makers’ platform secured a final extension for the building for a year and 10 days, which ended on April 11 this year.

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