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39 buildings in Dhaka identified as fire hazards

  • Published at 12:14 pm April 6th, 2019
Noor Mansion
Fire Service officials hang a safety notice in front of the Noor Mansion, warning that the building is at high risk of fire Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

The buildings have been identified during a drive conducted in the past five days

The Fire Service and Civil Defence Directorate has identified a total of 39 buildings in Dhaka, Gazipur, Savar and Narayanganj, that are serious fire hazards. 

The directorate identified these buildings during a drive conducted in the past five days, and banners with warnings have been hung on them.

The matter was confirmed  by Fire Service and Civil Defence Director (Operation and Maintenance) Major AKM Shakil Nawaz on Friday. 

Providing more details, he said: “Fire Service and Civil Defence Directorate have been hanging banners in front of buildings facing serious fire hazard, to warn the owners and the public, since April 1. 

The Fire Service is optimistic that these warning will raise public awareness regarding fire safety in the Dhaka region.

Shakil Nawaz continued: “The drive to identify buildings, that are risky and are yet to implement recommended fire safety measures, will continue. 

“Ensuring safety and security of the people is the Fire Service’s topmost priority. The risk assessment survey will continue in markets, hospitals, industrial, residential and commercial buildings.”

The Fire Service director added that despite issuing multiple warnings to the owners of these markets and buildings, they are yet to take any action to ensure fire safety. 

“If needed, the directorate is prepared to file cases against the owners of these building in the future,” Shakil Nawaz said.


List of buildings facing serious fire hazard

Dhaka

1.  Sukanya Tower, Mirpur Road

2. Golden Tower, Elephant Road

3. Hazi Milon Tower, Siddique Bazar

4. Bangabazar Complex, Gulistan

5. Nur Mansion, Gausia Market, Elephant Road

6. Salahuddin Specialized Hospital, Wari

7. Razzak Shopping Complex, Mogbazar

8. Gulfishan and Aarong Complex, Mogbazar

9. Chayanir Residential Building, Satrasta

10. Nayamati Market

11. Rahmatullah mansion, Sadarghat

12. Khan Plaza, Islampur Road

13. Lion Tower, Islampur Road

14. East Bengal Market, Chittaranjan Road

15. Mayakatara Market, Chittaranjan Road

Savar

1. Jatiya Dristiprotibondhi Shopping Complex, Savar Bus Stand

2. Hemayetpur Super Market

3. Savar City Tower

4. Bismillah Tower

5. Chowrangi Super Market

Gazipur

1. Wasif Knit Composite Ltd, Vogra

2. Sustex BD Ltd, Chowrasta

3. May Fashion Ltd, Chowrasta

4. Shapla Mansion, Chowrasta

5. Rahman Shopping Mall, Chowrasta

6. Sonali Orchid, Tongi bazar

7. Hazi Market, Tongi bazar


Narayanganj

1.  Nayamati Market, DIT, Bangabandhu Road

2. Gausia Market, Rupganj

3. Deobhog Market

4. Hosiery Market, Ukilpara

5. Al Joynal Plaza, Tanbazar

6. Riverview Complex, Tanbazar

7. Orchid Plaza, Nayamati

8. Delwar Tower, Sirajuddin Road

9. Zakir Tower, Sirajuddin Road

10. Hazi Nuruddin Tower, Police Line

11.Al Hakim Tower, Chashara

12. Mark Tower, Chashara