People warned against buying plots, flats on riversides

Staff Correspondent

23 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Ministry of Shipping on Tuesday warned people against buying plots and flats from any housing companies by the riversides.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has been conducting eviction drive on illegal structures on the river banks of Dhaka, said a press release of the Ministry of Shipping.

They have recovered 669.18 acres of land after demolishing 17,901 small and big illegal structures on the Buriganga, the Turag, the Shitalakshya, the Dhakeshwari and the Balu Rivers in between 2010 and 2019.

During the drives, it has been noticed that a number of buyers of flats have been affected, as the structures, which were torn down, were built illegally occupying public land.