Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has recently sought applications from the allottees of existing BGMEA Complex for booking their required space in its new complex to be built in Uttara in Dhaka.
In the letter the BGMEA said that the existing allottees would be given priority in offering space according to their requirements as BGMEA Board on March 5, decided giving priority to existing buyers in offering space in the under-constructed new complex at Uttara (phase-III) in Dhaka.
According to the BGMEA officials, the existing allottees had been asked for filling applications along with 20 per cent of total price as booking money and some 10 existing space buyers submitted applications with the trade body.
The BGMEA president MD Siddiqur Rahman, however, said that almost half of the allottees of existing BGMEA Complex have so far submitted applications for space in Uttara.
He also said that the BGMEA would also seek applications from general buyers from Sunday.
The BGMEA on March 22, in a letter sought applications in this regard from its 40 space buyers of existing building.
‘... We are offering for allotment of floor space first to you with preference as you are one of the allottees of existing BGMEA complex,’ the letter said.
In the existing 15-storey building, the association sold 1.25 lakh of the 2.66 lakh square feet of floor space to different establishments, including Dhaka Bank Ltd, Exim Bank Bangladesh Ltd and 38 apparel manufacturing companies.
None of them could get their spaces registered as the BGMEA does not own the land on which its building stands.
Most of the allottees of the building constructed illegally in Hatirjheel Lake in Dhaka expressed their worry over their investment after rejecting BGMEA review petition by the Appellate Division on March 2017.
Earlier, the High Court Division on April 3, 2011 ordered the BGMEA to demolish the illegal building within 90 days.
In the event of BGMEA’s failure to demolish within the stipulated period, the High Court Division in the same order directed Rajuk to demolish it and realise the costs.
After rejecting BGMEA’ review petition on March 5, 2017, the Appellate Division granted an extension of deadline to it for demolition of the unauthorized structure.
The Appellate Division on Monday last extended the deadline for the demolition of the illegal BGMEA Bhaban until April 11, 2019.
Since March 2017, it was the 3rd extension in deadline granted to the BGMEA by the Appellate Division to demolish the illegal structure.
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