Process on to relocate chemical warehouses from Chawkbazar: Quader


Dhaka, Feb 23: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said a process is underway to relocate chemical warehouses from Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka.“A preliminary process to shift the chemical godowns from Chawkbazar area has started.

Not only from Chawkbazar, but all the chemical warehouses will also be shifted from Dhaka to another place gradually,” he said.

The probe report on the fire incident will be published within 2-3 days and the action will be taken once the report is available, he said.

Currently, the government is giving priority to three issues — one is handing over the bodies to families, providing treatment to the injured and identifying the bodies of the unidentified people through DNA tests, he added.

Sixty-seven people were killed and around 41 others injured in a fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse that raged through four other adjacent buildings in Chawkbazar on Wednesday night.