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Building height to be determined on the basis of density: LGRD Minister

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Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives M Tajul Islam today said the height of the building would be determined on the basis of population and communication system in the capital.

“Building height would be based on population and communication system of the area and the final decision to be taken after consulting with architects, urban planners and other stakeholders, including those involved in the private housing sector,” he said.

Tajul, also the convener of the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) Review Committee, said this at a meeting with representatives of Real Estate and Housing Association-REHAB and Bangladesh Land Developers Association-BLDA at the conference room of the ministry.

The minister said roads and schools-colleges, shopping malls, health centers, sports grounds, water bodies, and other civic amenities including greening should be ensured for human movement, said a press release.

Emphasizing the need to fix area-based holding tax, water, gas, electricity and other utility service charges, Tajul said it is not fair that people living in elite areas and those of Jatrabari or Wari areas to pay the same price.

“Our only objective is to make Dhaka city livable, attractive and modern and that’s why long-term plans like DAP have been adopted,” he added. Tajul sought the cooperation of all concerned for the implementation of DAP.

The meeting was chaired by Secretary, ministry of Housing and Public Works, M Shahid Ullah Khandaker.

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