The construction of Jhilmil Housing Project, which was undertaken by 1997, would be completed by 2017, said Chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkho (RAJUK) M Bazlul Karim Chaudhury.
Talking to BSS, he said, the land and infrastructural development including roads, culverts in and around the project have already been completed.
About the utility services, RAJUK chairman said, WASA and Rural Electrification Board (REB) have agreed in principle to start the work and it is expected to be completed by July next year.
The completion of the work, he said, would help reduce the acute problem of housing with proper urbanization.
Jhilmil housing project, a new satellite town of Rajuk that has an area of 381.11 acres at Keraniganj, is situated at a distance of 2km west of China-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge over the river Buriganga beside the Dhaka-Mawa Road.
There are 1,740 plots where 49.50 acres of land are earmarked for 9,500 apartments for lower- and middle-income groups.
RAJUK member (development) Md. Abdur Rahman said that implementation of the project is at its final stage as a good number plot owners registered their land and the RAJUK has already handover the plots accordingly.
Rahman said that the RAJUK has already sought applications from respective plot owners for approval of design for construction but with little response.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)