BGMEA building: To be or not to be?

Dhaka, Mar 19 ( The High Court is likely to declare final judgment Tuesday on demolition of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (BGMEA) building, constructed illegally Hatirjheel Lake in the capital, sources said.

A bench of the High Court had pronounced the judgment earlier in 2011, that declared construction of the 16-storey high rise building illegal and as such ordered its demolition.

The High Court bench comprising Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain passed the judgment after hearing its earlier suo moto rule issued in October, 2010.

The rule was issued by another High Court bench on its own motion when a Supreme Court lawyer DHM Muniruddin placed a newspaper report on illegality of the BGMEA building before the court.

However, a day after the High Court judgment the Appellate Division of the SC on April 5 stayed the judgment following a petition filed by BGMEA president seeking permission to appeal against the judgment.


gorila's picture

When someone builds something

When someone builds something new, he must take into consideration many technical procedures to have a stable and consolidated building. Even though these modern aspects are important, someone shouldn't be concerned only about them. For example, outdoor lighting fixtures from SC are also important for a building, especially if it is a massive one.

russel's picture

They should have demolished

They should have demolished this building right after its construction. However, no buildings should be constructed illegally or else these will need to be demolished too. Usually old building develop certain problems which need to be fixed properly. If the basement area is affected then you should consider hiring a company to fix basement cracks in Staten Island.

modhu's picture

When people look at this

When people look at this impressive building they do feel sad that it might be demolished within days. But if it was constructed illegally then the government should issue orders to demolish it soon. Before beginning any such construction, the contractors should obtain permission from the authorities.

Tom Flynn's picture

It's too bad such a building

It's too bad such a building is at risk of being demolished. The construction has a very modern and interesting design, that many constructors probably envy. Such quality products you can find in a very few places, one of which is It is a truly unique building and surely, there are a lot of people hoping it won't have to be taken down.

Tom Flynn's picture

Building without all the

Building without all the legal matters taken care of is very risky business, something Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters' Association should've thought of before. Giving the circumstances, all anyone can do is hope that they were properly represented in court, by a Real Estate Attorney in Boston MA or maybe someone from a city close by. A good representative is, after all, their only hope.

crazymeme's picture


There are a lot of people who are working in this building and unfortunately they have to move. Before demolishing this building, the BGMEA should find another building where to open their offices. When moving, the owners should request some professional moving services like those from as they also provide packaging and unpackaging services.

iilik's picture

It's a pitty, though, that

It's a pitty, though, that all that work invested in raising a building is in vain. That's why making sure all legal aspects are covered is important before starting investing money and energy into a project. Besides having the explicit permission to build in a certain place, all contractors out there shoud be aware of the importance of their license, so they can always address this company, The entire process of obtaining their license will be smoother, thanks to the help of experienced people.

russel's picture

No illegal building should be

No illegal building should be allowed to exist, it would be better if the government decided to demolish this building now. Be careful while purchasing any property and check the documents thoroughly. However, you also need to choose a licensed and reputed mover for your relocation, you can access these companies online now because from Little Rock movers to New York movers all have online presence now.

modhu's picture

If the building was not

If the building was not constructed legally then the government has the right to issue an order to demolish this building. Before beginning any construction you should obtain a permit, however, if you are planning on building your dream house then hire a company like Cypress Hill Development which is one of the reputed downers grove home builders.

iuliancezar's picture

If you visit

If you visit you will understand why some building are a success and why some of them are not. It is crucial to make a market research before building something especially in a place where the community hasn't yet given its approval. It is important to have the support of the people when you engage in an activity like this.