The Awami League Joint General Secretary made the comment after visiting the scene of the fire
Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif has said the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) market will be turned into a modern shopping mall.
He made the comment after visiting the scene of the devastating fire, which destroyed part of the DNCC market in Gulshan 1 area of Dhaka.
Speaking to reporters, Hanif said: “We had a plan to modernize the DNCC market by turning it into an international-standard shopping mall. But this plan got delayed for various reasons.”
“For the sake of the people, the DNCC market must be demolished and rebuilt into a modern market,” he said.
He further said: “The president and the general secretary of the DNCC Kitchen Market Traders' Association are standing with me in this decision. They will meet with the city corporation officials today (Saturday), and formally announced their decision in this regard.”
“The city corporation will speak to traders who suffered losses because of the fire.”
During his visit to the market, Hanif spoke with the DNCC market traders and offered his condolences to them.