Dynamites will be used to demolish BGMEA building
BGMEA building (File Photo)
Garments owners’ top organization BGMEA’s building that was erected on Hatirjheel in the capital, will be demolished using dynamites. While leading the eviction drive on Tuesday afternoon RAJUK Executive Magistrate Jesmin Akter delivered the information to the newsmen.
Jesmin Akter said, it needs one week time to demolish the building. We will conduct the work using modern technology dynamites. Our preparations are going on accordingly.
She said, demolition activities will begin from today (Tuesday). At first we have allocated time to remove their goods. They are shifting their goods. After shifting goods we will begin our demolition work. We will remove decoration part by part. After that, using dynamites the building will be demolished.
At around 9 am on Tuesday RAJUK officers and employees went to the 16-storey building along with law enforcers. There were modern equipments along with them to demolish the building. Two hours time was given to remove goods from the building. Later one more hour was extended.
The order to demolish the BGMEA building came from the High Court due to non availability of rights of land and for violating the water reservoir preservation law. The court imposed deadline for BGMEA authority to leave the building by April 12.
On April 3, 2011 the High Court in a verdict mentioned the building as like cancer on Hatirjheel project and ordered to demolish it within 90 days. BGMEA filed leave to appeal against the order which was rejected in the Appellate Division on June 2, 2016. At last the High Court fixed time till April 12 to vacate the building. RAJUK stepped in to implement the court directions after stipulated time was over.