Construction of warehouses, for temporarily storing chemical substances retrieved from Old Dhaka, has begun in Shyampur area.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Thursday unveiled the foundation plaque of the project titled "Construction of Warehouse on Temporary Basis for Preserving Chemical."
Addressing the event as the chief guest, the minister said, "The incumbent government is business friendly. This project, when implemented, will help ensure safety of the people from Old Dhaka.
"As a permanent solution, BSCIC Chemical Shilpa Nagari is being built in Munshiganj to permanently shift the businesses dealing with chemical substance from Old Dhaka."
The Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) is implementing the project on a 6.17-acre plot of Ujala Match Factory.
Despite having a projected cost of Tk70.42 crore, the authorities have directed the construction firm Dockyard and Engineering Works Ltd to implement the project at Tk49.78 crore.
The construction is scheduled to be completed by June this year.
Facilities such as 54 warehouses, two office buildings for warehouse officials, one office building for BCIC, one mosque, underground water tank, power substation, transformers, generator and fire hydrants will be built under the project.
Lawmaker Syed Abu Hossain and BCIC Chairman Md Haiul Quaium were present at the occasion among many others.