Tree plantation is a must for larger buildings

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building with treesRAJUK is going to amend its building code 2008 soon and it has proposed the inclusion of a clause to keep fifteen percent area of larger building construction site reserved for tree plantation. Plot owners with an area of ten Katha or more (six hundred and seventy square meters) must keep fifteen percent area for tree plantation.

The plantation and maintenance must be done by the building owners, not by the tenants. RAJUK is expecting that this proposed rule will help to improve the environment of the capital as trees will absorb some carbon dioxide and building owners will also get higher rent for their flats because of environment friendly flats.

In 2007 a new rule was introduced by RAJUK which says building owners must keep some space between buildings. This rule has ensured air circulation for the apartment residents, though enough sunlight in residential flats is still a far cry.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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