The much-hyped housing challenge taken up 5 years in the past for middle-income individuals in Keraniganj is in limbo, because the authorities have but to start out development work of the Tk 9,978-crore mega scheme.
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) took up the Jhilmil Residential Park challenge, certainly one of its largest housing initiatives, underneath a public-private partnership association in 2017.
The challenge was taken as much as cut back the rising stress on residential areas in Dhaka by constructing homes on the outskirts of the capital.
Rajuk signed a cope with Malaysia-based BNG World Holdings in November 2017 to construct 13,720 flats in 4 years.
However the challenge has seen little progress, and Rajuk authorities now say they may signal a recent deal to increase the deadline earlier than development can begin.
Rajuk officers attributed the delay to the Covid-19 pandemic. A current report on the challenge’s progress additionally blamed complexities over importing some important development supplies in addition to appointment of an Unbiased Panel for design and structure-related consultancy.
The report mentioned the positioning was handed over to the personal companion on Might 10, 2018, after development of the safety fence and a web site workplace with utility companies for the employees.
Nevertheless, a considerable quantity of development supplies must be imported with excessive import responsibility, the report mentioned.
In January 2019, the corporate utilized for 100-percent responsibility waiver, sending letters to the Prime Minister’s Workplace and NBR to this impact. The quantity would stand someplace between Tk 500 crore and Tk 600 crore, Rajuk officers mentioned.
“This challenge must be resolved,” mentioned the progress report.
In line with the challenge proposal, BNG World will construct 85 high-rise buildings — 60 having 20 storeys every and 25 having 25 tales every.
Flat measurement will vary from 1,400 to 2,200 sq. ft.
The “earthquake-resistant” buildings shall be made utilizing the newest development know-how — Industrial Constructing System (IBS) — and may have lake, park, playground, college, faculty, hospital, mosque, market, and neighborhood areas.
Established in 2009, BNG World lists China, Korea, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as its purchasers. Its web site claims it really works within the space of healthcare, schooling, vitality and sustainability, analysis and growth and development administration, however supplies no details about its earlier development works.
Searching for anonymity, plenty of Rajuk officers questioned its choice for the Jhilmil challenge.
Architect Tarique Hasan, who designed the challenge, mentioned they already handed over the architectural and structural designs to BNG World.
“However we didn’t give them the detailed design but. We can’t achieve this earlier than the development begins,” he instructed The Each day Star.
Rajuk Chairman Anisur Rahman Miah mentioned the challenge confronted frequent delays as a consequence of Covid pandemic.
“Typically we had lockdowns in our nation, and at different instances Malaysia was in lockdowns. The challenge confronted delay due to this,” he mentioned.
“We hope to signal the recent deal on a brand new deadline within the subsequent 5 to 6 months. It is going to take one other six to seven months to start out the development work,” he added.
BNG World didn’t reply to our queries through electronic mail.
Its Dhaka workplace additionally declined to remark.
“We can’t touch upon the challenge from right here. You want to contact our head workplace for any info,” an official of the corporate mentioned.
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