'Housing and Building Research Institute Bill 2018' was placed in Parliament on Wednesday, aiming to ensure housing facilities for all.
The move to enact the new law came as the Housing and Building Research Institute was established with an ordinance promulgated during the military regime in 1977.
Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain placed the Bill and it was sent to the respec-tive scrutiny committee for further examination. The committee was asked to submit its report within seven working days.
As per the bill, the head office of the Institute will be located in Dhaka. Its branches can be established in any part of the country taking prior permission from the government.
The council to run the institute will consist of 22 members including the Minister in charge of the Ministry of Housing and Public Works as its Chairman.
The council will sit for two times at least in a year.
There will be an 8-member Executive Committee, including the director general, who will be its chairman.