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Offenders to be jailed for two years: Mannan
The state minister for housing and public works, Abdul Mannan Khan, on Wednesday alleged that a certain group of housing and real estate companies were continuously deceiving people and warned of stern actions against advertising of unapproved projects.
‘Those owners of the housing and real estate companies who will give advertisements for their unapproved projects will be awarded with two years of imprisonment and a fine of Tk 20 lakh,’ Abdul Mannan Khan told reporters after a meeting with leaders of the new committee of the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh.
The state minister said the government will ensure
punitive measures against the unscrupulous real estate and housing companies in line with the Private Housing Development and Management Law 2010.
‘People are not well aware of the new law and capitalising on it many real estate companies were continuing to deceive people,’ said the state minister.
‘The government is firmly committed to enforce the law strictly and we have apprised the REHAB leaders of the government stand,’ he added.
A group of delegation headed by REHAB president Nasrul Hamid Bipu, general secretary Asaduzzaman Bhuiyan, treasurer Mizanur Rahman Dewan and organising secretary Saidul Islam met the state minister at his office at Bangladesh Secretariat.
Nasrul Hamid Bipu, also a ruling Awami League lawmaker, said the law does not create any problems for the actual real estate and housing companies. ‘It has rather created problems for the unscrupulous businessmen. So strict enforcement of the law would benefit the actual businessmen,’ he added.
[ National ] 2012-08-02