53,340 more families to get houses
Published: 01:53 PM, 17 June 2021 Updated: 07:51 PM, 17 June 2021
As part of the government’s campaign to bring all landless and homeless families under housing facility, 53,340 more families will get houses.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the distribution of these houses virtually on Sunday under the second phase of the Asrayan-2 project.
It has been reported that each house has been built at a cost of Tk 200,000. A house recipient in plain land will get Tk 5,000 while a recipient in the hill and haor areas will get Tk 7,000 for shifting their belongings to new home.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over 69,904 houses to the homeless and landless families on January 23 under the first phase of the project on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
On Sunday next, the highest 12,436 houses will be given in the Rangpur division, while 10,547 in Chattogram, 7,630 in Dhaka, 7,172 in Rajshahi, 37,153 in Barishal, 911 in Khulna, 2512 in Mymensingh and 1979 in Sylhet division.
According to the lists prepared under the Ashrayan project, the number of homeless and landless families (under class-K) is 293,361 in the country, while that of only homeless families (under class-Kha) is 592,261.