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70,000 homeless families received Mujib Borsho’s gift

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:06 PM, 23 January 2021   Updated: 03:53 PM, 23 January 2021

70,000 homeless families get Mujib Borsho’s gift; Photo: PID

70,000 homeless families get Mujib Borsho’s gift; Photo: PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today has gifted ‘Shopner Thikana’ (Dream House) to the homeless and landless people across the country to fulfill the promise of ‘No one will be homeless in the Mujib Borsho’ on the occasion of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. About 70,000 landless and homeless families got semi brick-built houses. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the handing over of these houses to landless and homeless families through a video conference from Ganobhaban on Saturday. 

At the time, the district administration of Dumuria Upazila of Khulna, Chapainawabganj Sadar, Saidpur of Nilphamari and Chunarughat Upazila of Habiganj were virtually connected. Besides, all the upazila administrations of the country have been involved in this program online.

It is to be mentioned that the Prime Minister announced to give brick-built houses to 8,85,622 landless and homeless families of the country on the occasion of birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. For this, the houses have been built to implement the announcement made by the Prime Minister. 

Besides, more than one lakh families will be given houses as gifts in the second phase. Not only the house, but every house has also been provided with electricity and potable water. At the same time, employment arrangements will be made for the members of these families.

The government has taken three projects to bring the landless and homeless under housing. Of this – 24,538 houses have been built at a cost of Tk 419.60 crore under the Ashrayan-2 project. Besides, 38,586 houses are being constructed at a cost of Tk 659.82 crore under the disaster tolerant housing construction project of the Ministry of Disaster and 3,065 houses at a cost of Tk 52.41 crore under the cluster village project of the Ministry of Land. A total of Tk 1168.71 crore has been spent on the projects.

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