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Timeline of the Rana Plaza Arrangement

Timeline and milestones of the Rana Plaza Arrangement.

Milestones achieved:

The Rana Plaza Coordination Committee was established on 13 September 2013. Since that date, the Committee has achieved steady progress toward a final solution to the victims’ losses and needs from the accident at Rana Plaza on April 24, 2013. Some of the important milestones include the following:

20 November 2013: agreement by all parties on the Understanding for a Practical Arrangement on Payments to the Victims of the Rana Plaza Accident and their Families and Dependents for their Losses

2 December 2013:    adoption of the scheme design and organization

24 December 2013:  public launch of the Rana Plaza Arrangement website and request for pledges

31 December 2013:  finalization of the operational plan

16 January 2014:      appointment of the GIZ as contracting agent for financial and administrative management of the scheme   

20 January 2014:      appointment of the Executive Commissioner, Dr. Mojtaba Kazazi

28 January 2014:  establishment of the Rana Plaza Donors Trust fund

6 February 2014:   appointment of experts for pre-claims counselling, medical assessments, vulnerability assessments, post-award
                              support services, and claims review team

10 March 2014:      appointment of two National Commissioners, Advocate Sultana Kamal and Justice A.B.M Khairul Haque

24 March 2014:     claims processing begins from a newly opened claims processing office in Savar, Dhaka. The first claimants are supported by the                                   pre-claims teams to provide the necessary documents and information

22nd April 2014     BDT 50,000 payment made to all eligible claimants then identified under the auspices of the coordinated Arrangement; any                                  not identified are invited to contact the RPCA directly.

June 2014             BDT 50,000 payment made to all remaining eligibile claimants identified".

August 2014      First Instalment of 700 Awards approved by the CC.

15 September 2014: Second Instalments of 796 Awards approved by the CC.  

30 September  2014:  RPCA closed to registration of new claims

30 September 2014:  First payment (40%) of the First and Second Instalments of awards

23 October 2014:      Third Instalment of 843 Awards approved by the CC

2 November 2014:    First payment (40%) of the Third Instalment of Awards

3 December 2014:    Fourth and Fifth Instalments of 459 Awards approved by the CC

18 December 2014: First payment (40%) of Fourth and Fifth instalments of Awards.

8 April 2015: Second payment (30%) of First to Fifth Instalments of Awards

1 June 2015: Sixth Instalment of 48 Awards approved by the CC

25 July 2015: Third and last payment (30%) of the First to Fifth Instalments of Awards and 100% payment of the Sixth Instalment of Awards

21 September 2015: Eight additional awards and supplementary payments to 3120 beneficiaries approved.

21 September 2015: Arrangement for the provision of future medical care to seriously injured claimants (10-100% disability rate) financed by and implemented under supervision of BRAC has commenced.

15 October 2015: Payment of eight additional awards and supplementary payments to 3120 beneficiaries