DCC asks owners, authorities to preserve 93 city heritage sites

June 23, 2009

The Dhaka City Corporation is issuing letters asking the owners or the authorities of 93 city heritage buildings or sites, listed earlier for preservation, not to bring any changes to the structures.
‘The DCC is issuing letters to the owners or the authorities of 93 heritage sites the list of which was prepared by the City Development Committee,’ Marzia Begum, research officer of Urban Planning Division of the corporation, told New Age on Monday.
The listed buildings and areas will not be fully or partially demolished, rebuilt, altered or modified without approval of the City Development Commi-ttee, the letter said.
The letter further said, ‘Any earlier notice to break down or renovate the structures will stand ineffective after this letter.’
The City Development Committee, headed by the housing and public works secretary, has listed a total of 93 structures and sites considering their historical, aesthetic, scientific, social, cultural, religious, political and heritage value.
After the government, through a gazette notification, declared the 93 structures and places to be preserved as heritage sites, the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartirpakka has asked the DCC to take necessary steps to preserve them.
However, neither Rajuk nor the DCC took any steps to introduce the concept of ‘Transfer of Development Right’ to compensate the private owners of the listed heritage properties and persuade them to cooperate with the conservation move.
The listed structures have been identified in 1,528 square kilometres area of Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan area.
The listed 93 heritage sites are Binat Bibi Mosque, Bara Katara, Chhoto Katara, Lalbag Fort Complex, Dhanmondi Eidgah (Satmasjid Road), Nimtoli Dewri, Kartalab Khan Mosque, Mir Jumla Gate (Dhaka Gate), Saatgambuz Masjid at Mohammadpur, Unknown Tomb at Banshbari at Mohammadpur, Shahbaz Khan Mosque and Tomb (Old High Court Area), Kartalab Khan Mosque at Begum Bazar, Khan Muhammad Mirdha Mosque, Shaista Khan Mosque, Musa Khan Mosque at Dhaka University, Gol Talab (pond), Buckland Bundh, Christian Cemetery, Hosaini Dalan, Dhakeshwari Temple, Joikali Temple and Ram Sita Temple, Armenian Church, Bara Dayra Sharif, Star Mosque, Bangshal Jame Mosque, Shibbari Temple, North Brooke Hall, Kasaituli Mosque, St Thomas Church, St Gregory’s Church, Radha Govinda Temple at Mill Barrack, Shashan Temple at Banianagar, Radha Govinda Temple (Sutrapur), Ram Shah Temple (Amligola), Tomb of Daroga Amiruddin, Gouri Moth, Ramkrishna Mission, Nawab Bari Mosque (close to Rajuk Bhaban), Dewanbari Mosque and Complex, Bahadur Shah Park, Water Tank (at Bahadur Shah park), Ambar Shah Mosque at Karwan Bazar, Bhuiyan Bari Mosque, Kalibari at Siddheshwari, Archbishop House and Church at Kakrail, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Brahmosamaj Temple, Raja Ram Mohan Library, Ruplal House, Ahsan Manjil, Mitford Hospital (three old buildings), Weiz House (Weizghat), Bangla Academy, Rose Garden, Shankhanidi Palace, St Gregory’s School, Pogose School, Manuk House (Banga Bhaban), Balda Garden, Iskon Mandir, Race Course Gallery (Suhrawardy Udyan), Shusila Kuthir, VC Bhaban of Dhaka University, Madhur Canteen, Chummery House (CIRDAP) at Topkhana Road, Govt Employees Hospital at Fulbaria, Administrative Building of Jagannath University at Liakat Avenue, Twin Temple inside TSC, Curzon Hall, FH Hall, SM Hall and Jagannath Hall of DU, Rashid Bhaban of BUET, Building no-28 at Utsob Poddar Lane, Buildings at plots 7-9 (Koilash Ghosh Lane), Buildings no 8, 8/1, 8/2 at Jhulan Bari Lane, Foreign Ministry (Segunbagicha), Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Complex, Dhaka University’s Central Library, Dhaka Medical College (Arts Building, Hospital Building, Gate Houses), Faculty of Fine Arts (Art College), NAEM (Education Extension Centre) at Dhanmondi, Kamalapur Railway Station, residence no 301-B (Road 24, Dhanmondi), Central Shahid Minar, Shahid Buddijibi Smritisoudha (Mirpur), Rayer Bazar Badya Bhumi Smriti Soudha, Bangabandhu Museum (Dhanmondi), Rajuk Bhaban and Nagar Bhaban (DCC).

Courtesy of NewAgebd

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