The government has taken an initiative to replace the worn-out buildings of postal department staff with a 20-storey structure in Motijheel AGB Colony in the capital in a bid to provide better residential facilities.
The building which will be comprised of a total of 608 flats will be constructed under a project at an estimated cost of Tk 377 crore.Apart from the 608 flats, there will be 16 lifts, a pond, a playground, a boundary wall and sewerage treatment plant (STP) while power substations, machinery and equipment will be procured.
The Planning Commission is now scrutinizing the project to place it before ECNEC meeting for approval, commission sources said. The initiative has been taken, as the dilapidated flats have become very risky for dwellers to live in.
A total of 9.33 acres of land in the area had been allocated in 1962 to provide accommodation for postal department staff while 471 flats ranging from 500 to 1,500 square feet had been constructed on that piece of land.
But those brick-built four to five-storey buildings aged nearly 55 are now crumbling away.
In view of this, post and telecommunication division has taken the initiative to demolish those old buildings and replace them with a multi-storey new building.