Affected Bangabazar traders can start business from Wednesday: Mayor Taposh Bangabazar
Photo: Collected DSCC Mayor Fazle Noor Taposh

Affected Bangabazar traders can start business from Wednesday: Mayor Taposh

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 10 Apr 2023, 05:48 pm

Dhaka, April 10: Businessmen affected by the Bangabazar fire will be able to set up wooder platforms and start business from next Wednesday. Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh told reporters after a meeting with business leaders related to the Bangabazar fire at Nagar Bhaban on Sunday afternoon.

Taposh also said, "We will start the cleaning process from Monday morning in full swing. So that within the next 1-2 days business environment is created there. In the meantime, the preparation of the list has started, but the complete list has not been prepared yet. We hope to complete the full list by tomorrow. Also we have received positive response from all quarters to rehabilitate them. Meanwhile, Tk 2 crore has been deposited in the fund. The meeting will be held at City Corporation next Tuesday. We will also decide there. We will also participate in this fund."

Calling on everyone to come forward to help the victims, Sheikh Tapos said, "We are appealing to everyone, considering the humanitarian aspect, considering the lives of a large number of small traders, everyone should come forward. To participate in this fund. Since it is the month of Ramadan, everyone should come forward for the sake of humanity. The Prime Minister said that he will provide adequate relief to the affected businessmen. We are hopeful that we will be able to give a full version soon, maybe this week, based on the response we are getting. We will form the fund together. In this, our small businessmen will be able to turn around again."

Rashed Khan Menon, Member of Parliament for Dhaka-8, said, "Dhaka South City Corporation and Market Committees have taken the responsibility of rehabilitating the affected traders. Temporary arrangements are in place. As the fund goes, everyone is optimistic that it will take a big turn. And we hope that when the Prime Minister joins it, it will be a big help for everyone."

In response to a question from journalists about what to do to avoid accidents like fire, Rashed Khan Menon said, "Everyone has a responsibility here. Just as governments have responsibilities, corporations have responsibilities, so do those who operate markets. There are other responsibilities starting from fire fighting system. But awareness is the biggest thing."