Government Policy

Keep abandoned homesteads under govt care: PM

DHAKA, April 4, 2017 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today directed authorities concerned to take necessary measures to keep abandoned homesteads across the country under the government possession.

"You will have to take necessary steps so that abandoned dwelling -houses don't go out of the government's possession," Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal quoted the prime minister as saying while briefing reporters after an ECNEC meeting.

Chairperson of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting at the NEC conference room at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

The planning minister said the premier also asked the authorities concerned to construct new buildings for the government officials and employees at these abandoned homesteads. "Proper utilization of this abandoned land and dwelling-houses will have to be ensured," Sheikh Hasina said.

Kamal said the government wants to ensure housing for all of its officials and employees so that they could live in a better environment. "It will help get better services from them," he remarked.

The planning minister informed the reporters that at the meeting the prime minister asked for modernization of all district registry and sub-registry offices including construction of modern buildings in phases.

Today's ECNEC meeting approved seven projects with an outlay of Tk 7,890 crore.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)