Dhaka, Feb 22 (UNB) - Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Osama Taseer on Friday urged the government to investigate the catastrophic Chawkbazar fire incident immediately and take necessary measures.
“This kind of catastrophic fire incident is not new to us. We also experienced the same incident back in 2010 at Nimtoli of Old Dhaka. But adequate measures were not taken after that tragic fire incident,” he said on behalf of the DCCI Board of Directors.
The DCCI chief expressed deep shock and condolence at the unexpected loss of 67 lives in the devastating fire incident in historic traditional business hub Chawkbazar area on Wednesday.
Osama Taseer said if they fail to come to a specific solution acceptable to all stakeholders through discussions, this type of unpleasant happening may occur again.
He paid a visit to the affected area in person to express his deep solidarity with the injured and members of the bereaved families.
DCCI Senior Vice President Waqar Ahmad Chodhury, Vice President Imran Ahmed, Directors Alhaj Deen Mohammed and Hossain A Sider were present during the visit, said a DCCI press release.
The DCCI chief said mere government’s effort is not enough but awareness among the businessmen and mass people of that region is mostly important to bring about a permanent solution.
“Since, chemical and its allied products are seriously combustible substances, therefore its handling, business and warehousing system should be maintained in a planned manner,” he said.