01 Jun 2023, 20:08

Govt plans to build 142-storey iconic tower: Kamal


Dhaka, June 1, 2023 (BSS) - The government has planned to build a 142-storey iconic tower in the country, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while placing the budget for fiscal 2023-24 in parliament here today.

"In future, there are plans to build a 142-storey iconic tower with modern and aesthetic architecture to the east of Dhaka along with the construction of Bangabandhu Satellite City at both the ends of the Padma Multi-purpose Bridge," he said.

The finance minister said a plan has been taken up to construct combined office buildings for various government entities functioning at the district level. 

It is to be mentioned that a notification has been issued making it mandatory to use 100 percent environment-friendly materials and technology in all government construction and maintenance works by 2025, he said. 

He added that to comply with this instruction, environment-friendly block autoclaved aerated concrete panels and other materials are being produced.

About government housing, Kamal said the government is implementing various projects to achieve the target of increasing the housing facility for government employees from the existing eight percent to 40 percent as per the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

He said a total of 6,508 flats have been constructed for government officials and construction of 5,211 flats is in progress. 

Moreover, the finance minister said, there are plans to construct another 8,835 flats, integrated office buildings in every district and dormitory buildings for government officials in 64 districts. 

The housing facilities of the government employees will reach 15 percent once the ongoing projects are completed, he said. 


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