How to deal with Earthquake
In the event of earthquake, the safety of the buildings in the city of Dhaka is not free from
doubt. Experts are often asked about this. They give no straight answer to this question,
but call for taking adequate precautions to minimize losses. That Bangladesh lies in the
active of quake zone is not unknown to Bangladeshis. Alarmed by the recurrence of
quakes during recent years, experts have called for the development of an earthquake
resistant building code that all buildings should follow as mandatory.
There are two schools of experts regarding earthquakes. One school comprising of
engineers and geologists is of the view that the recurrence of quakes in recent years
should be taken as a single for a major earthquake. Another school comprising of similar
categories of experts, however believes that the concern should not be amplified because
although there are a number of fault lines in the geographical area comprising
Bangladesh, none of them is active enough to pause a major threat; yet none of the
schools rules out the possibility of major quake and dangers that might be associated with
The RAJUK responsible for a planned development of the city believes that an
earthquake resistant building code should be developed to reduce the loss.