Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam today (Thursday) said the government has finalised the Detailed Area Plan (DAP).
"The Detailed Area Plan (DAP) has been finalised. Once Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approves it, a gazette notification will be issued to this end," he told reporters after a meeting of the committee formed to review the DAP at his ministry's conference room in the capital.
Tajul, also the convener of the committee, said the DAP will be implemented not to cause any harm to anyone. "If anyone faces any loss due to the DAP implementation, it will be considered," he added.
The LGRD minister said the decisions taken in the meeting today will be sent to the Prime Minister and once she gives clearance to it, a gazette notification will be issued.
He said it was earlier announced that DAP would be finalised by December this year.
"We were able to keep our words. The review committee will meet in every three months after it is finalised. All objections and opinion will be reviewed at these meetings. If there is a need for amendment, it will be accomplished with consultation of everyone," Tajul said.
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Md Shahab Uddin, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Farooq, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed, Local Government Division Senior Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed, Housing and Public Works Secretary Shahid Ullah Khandaker, Land Secretary Md Mostafizur Rahman, among others, spoke.
The RAJUK chairman and representatives of concerned ministries, divisions and departments were present on the occasion.
DAP Project Director Md Ashraful Islam gave a presentation on the draft of DAP at the meeting.