'Stop publishing misleading ads by developers'
Four environmental groups have urged Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk) to take initiative to stop publishing in the dailies misleading advertisements by Real Estate Developers for selling their unauthorised plots.
The call was made in a letter to Rajuk chairman on January 26 by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela), Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa), Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) and Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB).
The letter mentioned that The Private Housing Projects Land Development Rules 2004 has prohibited advertisement regarding selling/allotment of plot/land/building without taking prior approval of the authorities concerned.
The Real Estate Development and Management Ordinance 2008 has also made such advertisement punishable with an imprisonment of not exceeding two years or fine not exceeding Tk 10 lakh or both.
The copy of the letter has also been sent to the state minister and secretary to housing and public works ministry and PS to the prime minister.