PM hands over flats to slum dwellers, govt officials-employees
Published: 01:55 PM, 3 August 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina - File Photo
On the occasion of “Mujib Barsho”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday distributed newly built flats in the capital among slum dwellers and government officials and employees.
She handed over the flats in a programme as the chief guest at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban. The Ministry of Housing and Public Works organized the event.
The Prime Minister said it is a happy moment for her that the slum dwellers are getting flats on rental basis for a better life.
Sheikh Hasina also extended her gratitude to the officials concerned as the slum people are going to get a healthy dwelling place in the month of August when Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed brutally along with most of his family members in 1975.
The Prime Minister said the implementation of the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the ultimate development of Bangladesh.
“The sole responsibility [of us] is implementation of the Father of the Nation’s dream, and I think, that will be the development of Bangladesh,” she said.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina said none could have thought about Bangladesh better than Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as “I personally know it and heard [his plans] from him as his elder daughter that how did he want to decorate Bangladesh”.
With state minister for housing and public works Sharif Ahmed in the chair, secretary of the ministry Md. Shahid Ullah Khandaker delivered the welcome address.
Prime Minister’s Office Secretary Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah and officials concerned, among others, were present at Ganabhaban.
On the occasion of “Mujib Barsho”, newly completed five housing projects comprising 2474 flats for the government officials and employees in the capital as well as an integrated office building in Madaripur were inaugurated.
In addition, 300 rental-based flats were also handed over to the slum dwellers constructed by the National Housing Authority with self-finance in the capital's Mirpur in the ceremony.
On behalf of the Prime Minister, the state minister for housing and public works handed over the allotment paper to the allotted slum dwellers.
A documentary on the newly constructed flats and office building was also screened at the function. With these flats, residence facilities for the government officials and employees were upgraded to 24 percent from 8 percent in 2008.