Alexa 68,000 families to get disaster-resistant home in Mujib Year

Dhaka, Monday   17 February 2020

Akash

68,000 families to get disaster-resistant home in Mujib Year

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:26 PM, 21 January 2020   Updated: 09:26 PM, 21 January 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The government has taken a plan to build 68 thousand and 38 disaster-resistant homes for the poor and marginal village people in the country. The cost to build each house will be Tk 2 lakh 99 thousand and 860. The initiative has been taken to mark the celebration of Mujib year.

These houses will be constructed in the current and next fiscal years. For this, the allocation required in two years is Tk 2 thousand 40 crores 18 lakhs 74 thousand and 680.

According to sources in the finance ministry and cabinet department, the houses will be constructed under the supervision of union councils, Upazila administration and district councils for the victim people of the country’s coastal areas, victims of river erosion, poor, helpless, landless and marginalized.

Last week, the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry sent a demand letter to the finance department. It said that the number of the poorest people in the country is decreasing rapidly. In the interest of improving the quality of life of the people, each homeless family in every village will get a house. It will cost Tk 2 lakh 99 thousand and 860 per house.

Former senior secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Nasser Chowdhury said preparations are underway to celebrate Mujib Year. On the occasion of the Mujib Year, the government has taken a huge program. Various ministries and departments are working to implement it. As part of this, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has taken up the project of constructing a home for the homeless.

According to sources, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has send a proposal of transferring Tk 899 crore and 58 lakhs of the current budget to the Finance Ministry for building 30 thousand houses. This amount is taken canceling special allocations for rural infrastructure maintenance (TR) and the Kajer Binimoye Taka (Kabita) programs.

According to the proposal, it is said that the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has decided to distribute a total of 68 thousand and 38 disaster-resistant homes in 68 thousand and 38 villages in the country on the occasion of the celebration of Mujib Year.

DailyBangladesh/PR