Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Wednesday requestion for three years’ time to relocate from 15-storey BGMEA Complex located in Hatirjheel lake in Dhaka, which was ordered to be demolished.
The petition was filed today and might be heard at the Supreme Court tomorrow, Barrister Imtiaz Moinul Islam, a lawyer for BGMEA said.
The BGMEA will demolish the building after shifting its offices, as the institution is respectful to the court directives, Imtiaz added. “We have many important offices here.”
The High Court (HC) on March 5 rejected a review petition filed against its order for demolishing the 15-storey BGMEA Complex located in Hatirjheel lake in Dhaka.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the adjournment order after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that he needs to talk to the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) for getting its position about the BGMEA building.
The SC on November 8 last year released the full text of its verdict in which the apex court upheld the HC judgment that ordered BGMEA to immediately demolish at its own cost its 15-storey “BGMEA Complex” constructed illegally on the Begunbari canal and Hatirjheel lake in the heart of the capital.
Otherwise, Rajuk will do it within 90 days of receiving the order and realise the cost from BGMEA, it said.
BGMEA authorities on December 8 last year submitted the review petition to the SC, seeking three years’ time for demolishing the BGMEA Complex.
The authorities prayed to the SC to review the verdict considering the contribution of the garment sector to national exports.