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 September 2015.

A total 115 factories were referred to Review Panel. Out of 115 factories 34 factories located in 16 buildings were closed, 35 factories located in 16 buildings were partially closed and 42 factories located in 23 buildings were allowed to operate. Decision for 5 (five) factories is pending.

Factory (F)

Building (B) 

National Initiative

Accord

Alliance

Total

F

B

F

B

F

B

F

B

Referred to Review Panel

32

17

46

22

38

21

116

60

Partially Closed

15

6

8

5

12

5

35

16

Closed

2

2

26

10

6

4

34

16

Allowed operation

12

6

12

7

18

10

42

23

Pending Decision

3

3

0

0

2

2

5

5

Accord and Alliance have already published some of the reports which are available at their websites: Accord, Alliance. Summary Reports of safety assessments conducted are published here.

Published on: 14 October 2015