775 houses to be distributed in Jamalpur on Sunday


JAMALPUR, June 18, 2021 (BSS) – As part of the government’s campaign to bring all landless and homeless families under housing facility, a total of 775 houses in the second phase will be handed over among the poor people in the district.

Deputy Commissioner Mursheda Zaman in a press briefing on Thursday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programme of handing over the houses among the homeless people on June 20 through video conference.

The DC said construction work of the houses has almost been completed. The work on setting up electric connection and installing of tube well for drinking water is progressing fast, she added.

A total of 170 houses will be handed over in Jamalpur Sadar Upazila while 200 houses in Islampur, 100 houses in Dewanganj, 180 houses in Melandah, 50 houses in Madarganj, 50 houses in Bakshiganj Upazila and 25 houses in Sarishabari.

District Relief and Rehabilitation Office sources said under the shelter project of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the houses were constructed to rehabilitate landless and homeless people in the district.

Disaster Management and Relief Ministry has allotted Taka 14 crore 72 lakh 50 thousand for implementation of the shelter project in phase two.

Each semi-brick building with corrugated iron sheet roof house on two decimal of Khas land was constructed at a cost of Taka 1,90,000.

After inauguration registered deed of the houses and land will be handed over to the beneficiaries.

However, in first phase 1478 landless and homeless families got houses in Jamalpur on January 23, 2021.

Deputy Director, Local Government, Kabir Uddin and Additional Deputy Commissioner(Gen), Md Moklesur Rahman among others spoke at the press briefing held at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner.