A tri-nation consortium on Thursday signed a contract with Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) to develop Jhilmil Residential Park inside the Jhilmil Apartment Project under PublicPrivate Partnership (PPP).
Respected Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while the Principal Co-ordinator, SDG Affairs, Md. Abul Kalam Azad was the Chairperson of the event. More than 50 secretaries and agency heads from different ministries, line ministries, agencies, divisions, departments and entities of the government were present in this seminar. It was the first ever congregation of secretaries organised by the PPP Authority.
BNG Global Holding and it’s consortium partners Multiplex Holdings Ltd. and Jiangxi Consortium Engineering (Group) Co Ltd will introduce the IBS technique for the construction of a total of 85 multi-storey high-rise buildings of them 60 buildings are of 20-storey and 25 are of 25-storey. RAJUK Chairman Abdur Rahman and Chief Executive Professor of Malaysian company Sharifa Sabrina signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at a hotel in the city on Thursday 16th November. .Under the agreement, the construction of these flats will be completed within the next four years and the Malaysian company will finance the construction. Under the Public Private Partnership (PPP), this will be one of the largest projects in Asia.
Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain was present as the chief guest while Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and State Minister for Power and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid were present as special guests at the signing ceremony. The Housing and public works minister said these flats are being constructed for the middle-class and low-income groups of people. .He said that about 70 thousand flats will be constructed in Purbachal new city project. The minister said the flats are being constructed in other projects of RAJUK where the modern system for water and sewage disposal system are being developed for ensuring sewerage facilities by setting up bridges and Sewage Treatment Plant (STPs). Land, Road Development works have already completed. Three categories-1400, 1600 and 2200 square feet --apartments will be constructed on high rise buildings over 160 acres of land in the new town project.
Jhilmil Residential is situated on the other bank of the river Buriganga on about 381 acres of land for a projected population of 200,000. There will be 9,120 apartments sizing 1400 square metre each will be constructed on 60 twenty story high rise buildings, a total of 2,688 apartments sizing 1,600 square feet each will be constructed on 15 twenty-five story buildings while 2,112 apartments sizing 2,200 square feet each will be constructed on 11 twenty-five story buildings. Besides, a total of 13,920 parking facilities including mosque, community centers, lake, park, playground and other options have been kept for those who would reside there.
Project Director Abdul Latif Helaly made a power-point presentation on the project while Rajuk Chairman Md Abdur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the PPP Authority Syed Afsor H Uddin also addressed the ceremony. The event was also attended, among others, by Rick Haque Sikder and Ron Haque Sikder of Sikder Group, a leading business conglomerate of the country.