The copy of the design arrived at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport in 41 boxes on Thursday, Parliament Secretariat Additional Secretary AYM Golam Kibria told

"We got the designs in the evening. Now we will hand them over to the Speaker," he said.

The Department of Architecture of the government contacted Kahn's firm, David Wisdom and Associates, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked in 2014 that the original design of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban or National Parliament Building be brought to Bangladesh.

The government then contacted the University of Pennsylvania, which had stored the design in its archive. ... The move to bring the design back was initiated recently following criticism over the construction of a security fence around the parliament complex.

At a meeting with the Public Works Department, the Department of Architecture and Parliament's security wing, the prime minister had asked about the original design of the complex.

It was then that officials realised that 'some parts' of the design were missing.

A delegation of the Parliament Secretariat visited the US to discuss the matter with the University of Pennsylvania.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury had earlier told that around 8,000 designs and documents of the parliament building and the surrounding areas were in the university's archives. Bangladesh needed 853 of them, she said