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Everyone will get house, better life: PM

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Published: 11:52, 22 March 2023   Update: 14:22, 22 March 2023
Everyone will get house, better life: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared 211 upazilas of nine districts as homeless-landless free areas.

The Prime Minister announced this while handed over the houses in the fourth phase of Ashrayan-2 project through a program virtually from her official Ganobhaban residence on Wednesday.

She handed over 39365 more houses to homeless people ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr as part of her government’s aim to ensure housing for all landless persons.

In her speech, the Prime Minister reiterated her commitment that none will remain homeless and landless in Bangladesh of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman introduced the rehabilitation programme for the homeless people in 1972.

Following the footprints of Bangabandhu, she said her government took the initiative to provide ownership of houses and lands to homeless and landless people through the Ashrayan Project in 1997.

Earlier, 63,999 houses were distributed to the landless and homeless people in the first phase, 53,330 in the second phase and 59,133 in the third phase.

With the distribution of 39365 more houses, its total number stood at 2,15,827 under the Ashrayan-2 project.

A video-documentary on the changed life style of the house recipients was screened at the function.

Under the project, the landless and homeless people get good quality tin-shed semi-pucca houses on two decimals of land.

The premier, as well, exchanged views with the beneficiaries of Nayapara Ashrayan project under Sreepur upazila in Gazipur district, Noagaon Ashrayan project under Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet and Uttarpar Ashrayan project under Banaripara in Barishal.

The ownership of land is given to both husband and wife and land registration and mutation are also given after their names.

The government is not only building houses of the project on khas land rather lands are being bought from the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust to build houses.

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman introduced the rehabilitation programme for homeless people in 1972.

Following the footprints of Bangabandhu, her daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took the initiative to provide ownership of houses and lands to homeless and landless people through the Ashrayan Project in 1997.

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