Timeline of the Rana Plaza Arrangement
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