Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (abbreviated as RAJUK; literally the Capital Development Authority) is a Bangladeshi public agency responsible for coordinating urban development in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] RAJUK is composed of various public officials, city planners, urban administrators, engineers, and architects.

Capital Development Authority
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK)
Agency overview
Formed30 April 1987
Preceding agency
  • Dhaka Improvement Trust (DIT),1956
Superseding agency
HeadquartersRAJUK Bhaban, Rajuk Avenue, Motijheel, Dhaka-1000
Minister responsible
  • (etc.)
Agency executive
  • Anisur Rahman Miah, Chairman
Parent agencyGovernment of Bangladesh
RAJUK Bhaban

It is the National Authoritative Board on building planning, estates and resources, plot allotment, and construction approvals from both public and private entities. It utilizes the Dhaka Improvement Trust (Allotment of Land) Rule of 1969 and The Town Improvement Act of 1953, both scribed since before the Independence of Bangladesh.

RAJUK projects edit

Activities edit

It carries out drives against building code violations in Dhaka City. This is challenging as policing of illegal development is limited.[3] The agency is supposed to generate revenue from city land, which many feel conflicts with its strategic and planning functions.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Islam, Md Asraful. "Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha". Banglapedia. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Rajuk locates site for 3 new housing projects". New Age. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Rajuk mows down shops in parking garages". The Daily Star. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ Cashmore, M., Richardson, T. and Axelsson, A. (2014), Seeing power in international development cooperation: environmental policy integration and the World Bank. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 39, 1 155-168

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