Ashrayan Project

53,500 to get new houses by June

Staff Correspondent

4 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Another 53,500 homeless and landless people are going to get new houses by June this year under the Mujib Borsho Ashrayan Project.

The decision came at a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday, chaired by Principal Secretary of PMO Ahmad Kaikaus.

Ahmad Kaikaus instructed the officials concerned to be vigilant so that the quality is maintained in the construction work of the houses, said a press release.

“It needs to be ensured that the right people get houses,” he said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced that her government would ensure shelters for all marking the Mujib Borsho. As per the government initiatives, some 66,189 homeless families alongside 3,715 rehabilitated people got houses.

The government has built 66,189 houses at a cost of Tk 1,168 crore for homeless people on the occasion of Mujib Borsho.

Each of the houses was built on two decimals of land having two rooms, one corridor and one latrine alongside connection of electricity and water.

A list of 885,622 families in 2020, including 293,361 landless and homeless families, and 592,261 families having 1-10 decimal land but no housing facility was prepared. All divisional commissioners and other local administration officials attended the meeting through videoconferencing.

Secretary to the Prime Minister Office Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah, project director of the Mujib Barsha Ashrayan Project M Mahabub Hossain, among others, joined the meeting.