Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the country's architects to design structures bearing in mind the constraint of land resources and protection of the environment.
She was inaugurating the newly constructed building of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) in the capital's Agargaon. Hasina stressed formulation of a master plan before going for any major development activity. Terming architecture the symbol of civilisation, she reiterated her stance not to preserve all British colonial structures, rather preserve some of them as symbols.
IAB General Secretary Qazi M Arif presided over the inaugural ceremony.