‘Body formed to review BLDA, REHAB recommendations’

The government has formed a working committee to review the opinions and recommendations of Bangladesh Land Developers Association (BLDA) and Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) for implementation of the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for the capital.

“A committee, headed by the secretary of the housing and public works ministry, has been formed to assess the opinions and recommendations of the BLDA and the REHAB,” Local Govern-ment, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Tazul Islam said on Sunday after a meeting with the representatives of the two bodies.

BLDA and REHAB representative are also the members of the committee, he added.
Senior secretary of LGRD Ministry Helaluddin Ahmed,

secretary of Housing and Public Works Ministry Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker, RAJUK chairman Sayeed Hasan Shikdar, Bashundhara Group Chairman and BLDA President Ahmed Akbar Sobhan and REHAB President Alamgir Shamsul Alamin, among others, attended the meeting at a city hotel.

A press release, quoting Tajul, also convener of the DAP Review Committee, said they are committed to resolving the problem of housing and making Dhaka a habitable city.

“But in the past, many establishments have been built in an unplanned way. We want to implement the DAP (2016-35) to avoid the unplanned development,” Tajul also said.

“Permissions for high-rise buildings will depend on the accessibility of civil amenities in an area. We won’t allow high rises in the places having poor accessibility of civic amenities,” he added.
Source:   Daily Sun