Bogura and Khagrachari homeless getting a place to live

Approximately fifteen hundred landless and homeless families in Bogura and a thousand families in Khagrachari are receiving houses under the Asrayan Project-2.

Homeless people from 12 upazilas of the district are getting brand new visually-pleasing places to live as a gift from the Prime Minister, said Bogura District Deputy Commissioner Ziaul Haque.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to hand over the houses to the down and out people of Bogura as promised on the occasion of Mujib Borsho after she inaugurates the project on Saturday.

Under the same project families in 9 upazilas of Khagrachari are going to get homes in the first stage of the distribution. Another 700 hundreds families will be sheltered in March according to the briefing.

Moreover, secretary in charge, administrative association, some expatriates of Khagrachari, upazila chairmen also promised accommodation for the homeless as well.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the distribution of houses among 66,189 landless and homeless families across the country under the Ashrayan-2 Project on Saturday from her official residence Ganobhaban at 10:30am.

This will be part of the government’s initiative to provide houses to all landless and homeless families on the occasion of “Mujib Borsho” as the Prime Minister has mentioned several times that no one in the country will remain without a home.

The government has enlisted 293,361 homeless and also landless families as well as 592,261 homeless families throughout the country.

66,189 houses has been constructed spending Tk 1,168 crore for the homeless and landless families, PMO sources said.

Each unit has two rooms, a kitchen, a toilet and a veranda costing Tk 1.75 lakh. Another 100,000 houses will be distributed among such people next month.

Besides, the Ashrayan Project under the PMO will rehabilitate 3,715 families by constructing 743 barracks under 44 project villages in 36 upazilas of 21 districts during the Mujib Borsho.

The government is arranging accommodation for the homeless and also the landless families under Ashrayan-2 project, a housing project run by the PMO.

All the 66,189 houses have been constructed on Khas lands, said Project Director of Ashrayan-2 Mahbub Hossain.

The government has a plan to provide modern abodes to 900,000 homeless families in phases under the Ashrayan project aiming to ensure houses for all in the country.

Source: United News of Bangladesh