Traders struggle to bounce back from last April’s fire
Traders at the Bangabazar Shopping Complex, one of the largest clothing retail and wholesale hubs in Bangladesh, are typically busy buying and selling products ahead of Eid-ul-Azha each year.
The Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) today gave Tk 1.42 crore as financial assistance to 142 affected small traders of Bangabazar fire incident.
An electric short circuit might have caused the fire at Dhaka New Super Market on Saturday, say investigators.
Defying scorching heat and leaving past the fire disaster, traders of Bangabazar, who are fighting against odds, have opened their temporary stalls. Selling clothes bought with loaned money, they are trying to bounce back in a time which was supposed to be the most profit-making time of the year ahead of Eid.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh formally inaugurated business activities at the site
Dhallywood actor Puja Chery has joined the list of popular celebrities who have come forward to help the victims of Bangabazar fire.
The Bangabazar fire incident in Dhaka has crushed many peoples’ dreams and left many families distraught, devastated. Every year, during Ramadan, the traders usually gather for iftar with much fanfare as they earn the most during this time ahead of Eid. However, the fire tragedy has changed everything. How are they doing now?