Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the government gave direction to shift all chemical godowns from the Old Dhaka area.
“After the Nimtali incident, initiative was taken to shift the godowns from the area but they re-establish those… Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given instruction to all concerned authorities including the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to relocate all kinds of chemical warehouses from the Old Dhaka,” he said.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said this while talking to reporters after visiting the Chawkbazar fire victims who are being treated at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
“The government is working to stop recurring of such incidents,” he said, adding that BNP should not make any kind of politics with the incident.
Later, he distributed Taka one lakh each among the family members of nine victims on behalf of AL.