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One lakh more homeless families to get houses

12 Feb 2021 11:07, Somoy English Desk
One lakh more homeless families to get houses
One lakh more homeless families to get houses

Another one lakh homeless and landless families are going to get houses soon as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s gift in the ‘Mujib Borsho’.

Of them, houses will be handed over to 50,000 in April and the rest will get their homes in June-July.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Thursday asked the field administration to complete 50,000 homes in the second phase by April 7.

Earlier in January, about 70,000 homeless and landless families received homes along with two-decimal land from the Prime Minister.

In order to make the homes more sustainable and durable, the PMO brought changes in the design and increased allocation by Tk 20,000 against each house.

A virtual meeting was held at the PMO with all the upazila nirbahi officers, deputy commissioners and divisional commissioners with PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah in the chair.

The Prime Minister has already released Tk 1,000 crore for the construction of the 50,000 houses, he added.

Md Mahbub Hossain, project director of Ashrayan-2 Project of the PMO under which the houses are being built, said now the allocation against each house has been raised to Tk 195,000 in the second phase, which was Tk 175,000 in the first phase.

Of the amount, he said, the allocation for the construction of each house was increased to Tk 190,000 from Tk 171,000.

Besides, Tk 5,000 instead of Tk 4,000 will be given against each house as the transport cost in the plain land, he said. The transportation cost for char, haor, and hilly areas has been set at Tk 7,000, Hossain added.

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