Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday (Aug 17) said that they will take initiative to relocate 500 factories and warehouses from Chawkbazar area by December.
The mayor made the announcement while visiting the fire-damaged area in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar.
Taposh said “We have conducted a combine operation and identified more than 2,400 illegal buildings in the area. We have a plan to remove all the illegal establishment gradually”.
Ward councilor Irfan Salim, officials of City Corporation and Fire Service were present with the mayor.
On Monday, six people were killed as a devastating fire tore through a building that houses a plastic factory and a restaurant in Chawkbazar of Old Dhaka.
BDST: 1509 HRS, AUG 16, 2022