The government has decided to demolish 461 buildings identified as risky across the county by December 31.
Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Shah Kamal disclosed the information at a press conference held in the Secretariat on Thursday afternoon.
Shah Kamal said: “We have already sent a letter to the Public Works Ministry to destroy the listed risky buildings with the support of the city corporation authorities concerned.
In line with the order, the ministry urged the authorities concerned to strengthen the structure of 10 vulnerable buildings including Building No 2 and 4 on the Secretariat premise, he said.
According to the list, there are 321 risky buildings in Dhaka, 40 in Khulna, 31 in Sylhet and 24 in Chittagong while the rest are situated elsewhere of the country.
The Building No 4 houses the Disaster Management Ministry while the Health Ministry is situated in the Building No 2.
The secretary added that though the International Day for Disaster is observed on October 13, the ministry would celebrate the day on October 9 due to Durga Puja vacation.