A total of 211 upazilas across nine districts of the country have gained the status of having houses for all with land thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Ashrayan project.
The premier will announce the the achievement on Wednesday through a video conference from her official residence Ganabhban.
Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister Md. Tofazzel Hossain Mia told press conference at Prime Minister Office that 2,37,831 houses have been allocated for the purpose of rehabilitating landless and homeless families across the country from 2020 to March this year on the occasion of Mujib Borsha.
As a result, the number of beneficiaries across the country has reached about 13 lakhs.
According to the data of the government, the number of landless and homeless families is 2,59,237.
Among them, 63,999 were given houses on 23 January 2021 in the first phase, 53,330 on 20 June 2021 in the second phase, 32,904 in the first phase of the third phase on 26 April 2022, while 26,229 in the second part of the third phase on July 21, 2022 and 39, 365 in the fourth phase on Wednesday.
Out of the identified 2,59,237 homesless families, 2,15,827 families are being given houses.
By identifying the remaining 21,404 families and rehabilitating them, the PM's pledge 'no person in the country will remain landless and homeless' will be implemented.
The principal secretary said that under the leadership of PM Hasina, a total of 7, 71, 301 families have been rehabilitated since 1997.
The number of beneficiaries in this programme is 38,56,505, the count based on 5 members per family.
Among them, 5,54,597 families were directly rehabilitated by the Prime Minister's Office's shelter project.
The remaining 2,16,704 families have been rehabilitated under the similar programs of the Ministry of Land, Disaster Management and Relief Ministry.
Meanwhile, Talking to reporters at Banaripara in Barishal local MP Md Shah-E-Alam said that the prime minister is providing homes and addresses to the homeless and address less people of the country following the footsteps of father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“It is her pledge and initiative to give homes to everyone,” he said.
He mentioned that on Wednesday the prime minister will distributed some 142 houses and other 163 houses will be distributed in the coming days.
He said that PM Hasina loves the people and always thinks about the people and their welfare.
Md Shah-E-Alam mentioned that the steps of the government under the leadership of the prime minister to provide homes to the homeless people is unique.
Responding to a question, he said that within next six months Banaripara upazila will be declared having no family homeless.
UNO Fatima Azrin Tonwy said that the administration was very much strict and vigil to find out the real homeless people.