REHAB membership a must for housing business: Tofail

None of them will be allowed to operate a business in the housing sector if the company does not become a member of the Housing and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), a said yesterday the Minister of Commerce, Tofail Ahmed.

He made these comments at the inauguration of REHAB Fair 2017 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka, the association said in a statement.

The minister assured the association that he would talk to the Minister of Finance to resolve various issues facing the sector.

Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power and energy, said the government would begin to provide gas connections to industrial units from April next year .

Some 205 stands were installed at the five-day fair, which also involved 30 construction materials suppliers and 13 financial institutions.

Participating realtors offer opportunities to help clients buy apartments and land at reduced prices if properties are purchased at one time.

The fair is open to visitors from 10h to 21h with an entry fee of 50 Tk. However, a multiple entry ticket priced at 100 Tk will allow a visitor to enter the fairground five times.

Nurun Nabi Chowdhury Shaon, acting president of the association, said the fair would create a bridge between buyers and sellers.

REHAB Senior Vice President Liakat Ali Bhuiyan, Vice President of Finance Mohd Shohel Rana, and Directors Shakil Kamal Chowdhury and Kamal Mahmud were present on this occasion.

REHAB has 1,191 members.

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