After Rana Plaza incident on 24 April 2013, National Tripartite Action Plan for Building and Fire Safety was adopted and under that initiative, BUET was engaged in conducting building assessment (structural integrity, fire and electrical safety) with a target of covering 1500 factories. Besides national initiative - Accord on Fire and Building Safety (Accord) and Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety (Alliance) – two alliances of international buyers – have also undertaken building assessment (structural integrity, fire and electrical safety). Following graph shows targets and completion by each initiative as of 30 April 2015.
|Assessment Organization||Total Number of Factory||Assessment Completed||Assessment Due|
A total 98 factories were referred to Review Panel. Out of 98 factories 32 factories located in 14 buildings were closed, 27 factories located in 14 buildings were partially closed and 39 factories located in 20 buildings were allowed to operate.