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Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban | National assembly of Bangladesh



National assembly of Bangladesh
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban which is also popularly known as National Parliament House is the National assembly of Bangladesh located in the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. It was created by prominent architect Louis Kahn, the complex, which accommodates all Bangladesh's parliaments, comprising 200 acres (800,000 m²), has distinctive architectural features and is one of the largest governmental complexes in the world. It may be called an architectural speculate of this region. It houses all parliamentary activities of Bangladesh.

Office blocks of National assembly of Bangladesh
The building was featured prominently in the 2003 film My Architect, detailing the career and familial legacy of its architect, Louis Kahn. Robert McCarter, author of Louis I. Kahn, described the National Parliament of Bangladesh as one of the twentieth century's most significant buildings.

Location and basic layout of National assembly of Bangladesh:

The Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban/enclave, situated in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, is bounded by four major streets:

    Lake Road to the North;
    Rokeya Sarani to the East;
    Manik Mia Avenue to the South; and
    Mirpur Road to the West.

The main building of the National assembly of Bangladesh (the Bhaban) is divided into three parts. These are...

    The Main Plaza: 823,000 square feet (76,000 m²)
    South Plaza: 223,000 square feet (21,000 m²)
    Presidential Plaza: 65,000 square feet (6,000 m²)

The main building of the National assembly of Bangladesh is at the center of the complex. The outer parts of the complex include the MP hostel. An intricately designed lake surrounds the main building.

Visit to Parliament / How to visit National Parliament House or National assembly of Bangladesh:

The Parliament is open to the public Sunday to Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. But there is some conditions to visit the National Parliament House of Bangladesh. Please take note of the requirements below should you wish to visit us.

Type of Visitors
Fee
Additional requirements
Services
Local
Visitor


Not Required
Approval from the Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat
Briefing to visitors
Advance booking is required to observe a parliamentary session
Researcher
Application to the Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat and forwarding letter
Foreign
Same day
BDT 600 per person (at the reception of the parliament building)
Photo copy of passport and visa
Advance
BDT 500 per person (at Sonali Bank; Parliament Branch/ Farmgate Branch/ Lalmatia Branch)
Please download the visitor application form from http://www.parliament.gov.bd.

Please note that photocopy of passport and visa is required.

Most important: Camera, cell phone or similar electronic devices are not allowed inside the building.

Important link of National assembly of Bangladesh:
Official website of National assembly of Bangladesh: National assembly of Bangladesh
National assembly of Bangladesh in GOOGLE map:

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