JS passes Housing and Building Research Institute Bill, 2018

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SANGSAD BHABAN, Oct 22, 2018 (BSS) – The Housing and Building
Research Institute Bill, 2018 was passed today in the Jatiya Sangsad in an
amended form with a view to ensuring cost-effective disaster resistant and
environment friendly housing through best utilization of the local construction
materials.

Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossen today moved
the bill in the House which was unanimously passed by voice votes with
Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair.

Introducing the Bill, the minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman approved ‘Housing and Building Research Center
Project’ on January 13 in 1975.

Then, the government promulgated the ‘Housing and Building Research
Institute Ordinance, 1977’ on October 16 in 1977, he added.

Recently, the cabinet has decided to enact new act by amending and reviewing
the ordinance.

The government has enacted a special draft of the ‘Housing and Building
Research Institute Bill, 2018’in order to recognizing the Housing and Building
Research Institute as an ideal wing for developing the people housings. he
detailed.

Prior to this, the proposed Housing and Building Research Institute Bill, 2018
placed in the Jatiya Sangsad and then it was sent to the parliamentary
standing committee on September 12 in 2018 for providing report after further
scrutiny.

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