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PM: Undertake uplift schemes in planned way

  • Published at 06:49 pm September 12th, 2019
Sheikh Hasina
File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina witnesses the plans of four uplift projects at the Prime Minister Office in Dhaka on Thursday, September 12, 2019 PID

The premier suggested constructing sewerage line on one side of the proposed projects instead of all sides

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked architects to take uplift projects in a planned way to ensure sustainable development in the country.

“Architects should take development schemes bearing in mind the possible rush of the people, vehicle movement, lengths of the roads of the project areas and environment as well to make the development sustainable,” she said while witnessing the plans of four uplift projects at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in Dhaka on Thursday.

The prime minister simultaneously ordered the architects to take appropriate plans in building proper waste management and sewerage system, underground utility service system, rain water harvesting system and water reservoirs to this end.

She also instructed them to keep open space, natural ventilations, veranda and modern fire extinguishers in new buildings to ensure favorable environment for the residents of those apartments.

The premier asked the authorities concerned to ensure proper waste and water management system in the high rise apartments and buildings to be constructed.

Suggesting constructing sewerage line in one side of the proposed projects instead of all sides, the prime minister also stressed the need for formulating a law to stop wholesale construction of buildings.

The premier underscored the need for setting up more universities instead of increasing the seats for students in the existing universities. 

She said: “The government is set to construct one university in every district.”

The projects which were presented before the prime minister are: the revised master plan for the construction of multi-storied residential flat project for the government officials inside Azimpur Government Colony in Dhaka and a project for constructing 20-storey building at Bangladesh Secretariat keeping a long space for holding the cabinet meeting.

The remaining two other projects are construction of multi-storied buildings at Sher-e Bangla Nagar on 43 acres of land in line with the design of world famous architect Luis I Kahn and construction of a 20-storey multipurpose building at Hatirjheel in the capital.

Under the construction of multi-storied residential flats project at Azimpur, 15 20-story buildings will be constructed at a cost of Tk1,921.80 crore which will be completed by December 2021.

Public Works Department (PWD) will implement the project by December 2021 for construction of 1140 flats of 1800 sft, 1500 sft and 1250 sft.

Besides, under the construction of multi-storied buildings on 43 acres of land at Sher-E Bangla Nagar, PWD will construct 51 10-storey buildings with 1,836 flats between 1000 sq feet and 1800 sq feet.

The project will cost Tk4,444.51 crore and will be completed by 2021.

The prime minister okayed the proposal of engaging architect Henry Wilcot , an associate of Luis I Kahn, as an overseas consultant or an adviser of Sher-e Bangla Nagar multi storey buildings project.

Under the 20-storied superstructure building being constructed at Bangladesh Secretariat at a cost of Tk420.98 crore, the office building has two basements while an option has also been kept for holding the cabinet meeting there.

After witnessing the plan of a project of construction of a multipurpose amenity building with car parking facility at Hatirjheel at a cost of Tk500 crore, the prime minister suggested construction of the 20-storey building beside the Padma river or the Jamuna river.

Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim, PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan and PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim were present at the occasion.

Immediate past Chief Architect of the Architect Department Kazi Golam Nasir, Rajuk’s Chief Engineer ASM Raihanul Ferdous and Assistant Architect of the Architecture Department Syeda Saika Binte Alam highlighted various key features of the projects through power point presentation.