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Building bye-laws for Arunachal soon: Minister

Written by: Staff

Itanagar, Apr 26 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh will soon have its own building bye-laws and the necessary Bill in this regard is at the last leg of its preparation, state PWD and Urban Development Minister Nabam Tuki said.

The Bill would be placed before the Cabinet for approval, he added.

The minister was addressing a one-day workshop on building bye-laws, jointly organised by the department of urban development and housing and the New Delhi-based Building Materials Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) here yesterday.

Stressing on the importance of building bye-laws for a planned urban growth and to minimise the loss of lives and properties due to unsafe constructions in an earthquake-prone state like Arunachal, the minister said the proposed draft building bye-laws for the state would help regulate urban planning process.

Advocating implementation of proper and safe building bye-laws in face of impending natural disasters, especially earthquake, as the state is located in a seismic zone, the minister evinced keen interest in introducing the law during his tenure.

Speaking on the occasion Dr J K Prasad from BMTPC informed that the Centre had shifted its focus from the post relief measures to pre-disaster preventive approach to tackle natural disasters in order to minimize the loss of lives and properties.

He also stressed on the need to follow building codes for safe building practices and called for proper land use zoning.


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