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Demolishing BGMEA building: SC extends deadline by 7 months

  • Published at 12:38 pm October 8th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:33 pm October 8th, 2017
Demolishing BGMEA building: SC extends deadline by 7 months
The Supreme Court has given Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) seven months’ time to demolish its headquarters in Hatirjheel, Dhaka. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab, passed the order Sunday morning in response to a time petition filed by the BGMEA seeking one year time to demolish the building. The 15-storey building stands on a critical spot in Dhaka, blocking the connection between two large water bodies – Hatirjheel lake and Begunbari canal.
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  In June 2016, the Appellate Division upheld a High Court verdict ordering the demolition of the structure and ordered the BGMEA to bear the cost of demolition. On March 12, the Supreme Court accepted a BGMEA appeal for an extension and gave the association six more months, until September 11.