66,189 houses handed over to homeless families across country24 January 2021
A total of 66,189 landless and homeless families across the country on Saturday got shelter under Ashrayan-2 Project as part of the government's pledge to provide houses to all the landless and homeless families on the occasion of "Mujib Borsho" and "Golden Jubilee of the Independence."
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the inauguration programme virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban and got connected with 492 upazilas across the country.
The government has constructed 66,189 houses spending Tk 1,168 crore for the homeless and landless families, a move the world sees for the first time.
Each unit has two rooms, one kitchen, one toilet and a veranda, costing Tk 1.75 lakh.
Earlier, on behalf of the Prime Minister, responsible persons in 492 upazilas provided the ownership documents of a two-decimal house to each of the 66,189 families.
The Prime Minister also spoke to a cross-section of people, including the beneficiaries, through videoconferencing at Kanthaltola village of Dumuria Upazila in Khulna, Nijbari village of Syedpur upazila in Nilphamari, Ikortali village of Chunarughat in Habiganj and Solla village in Chaipainawabganj Sadar in Chapainawabganj district.
The government will also provide another 100,000 houses among the homeless people across the country.
The Ashran-2 Project (July 2010-June 2022) has a target to rehabilitate 250,000 more landless, homeless and displaced families spending around Tk 48.40billion.
It has, so far, rehabilitated 192,277 landless and homeless families across the country from July 2010 to June 2019.
A total of 48,500 landless and homeless families have been rehabilitated in barracks while 143,777 having own land (1-10 decimals but unable to construct houses) in semi-barracks, corrugated iron-sheet barracks and specially designed houses.