Terming the Ashulia RMG factory fire preplanned, Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday said steps need to be taken right now to check the recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“Investigation into the tragic incident is going on, and steps will be taken after the probe,” he said while talking to reporters after attending a programme here.
Earlier, the minister witnessed a joint drill, aimed at providing treatment for fire victims and facing disasters. Sylhet Fire Service and Civil Defence, Health Directorate and Islamic arranged the drill at Osmani Medical College Hospital.
The minister said the government has modernised the fire service to minimise the loss of lives and property as various disastrous incidents like that of fire are taking place frequently in the country.
Sylhet City Mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Qamran, Deputy Commissioner Khan Mohammad Bilal were, among others, present.
At least 112 people were killed and many more injured in a fire at Tazreen Fashions Limited at Ashulia, Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka city.