925 homeless families to get houses as PM’s gift in Netrakona

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NETRAKONA, June 19, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 925 landless and homeless families of 10 upazilas in district will get new houses tomorrow as gift from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the ‘Mujib Year’.

The premier is giving the houses to the landless and homeless families to bring all homeless and landless people under the housing project.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the distribution of the houses virtually tomorrow under the second phase of the Ashrayan project-2 which is run by the prime minister’s office.

Netrakona Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kazi Mohammad Abdur Rahman said at a press conference here today that each of the tin-shed semi-pucca houses has been constructed at a cost of taka 1.90 lakh on two decimals land. The value of the land is on an average taka 50,000.

After completion of the deed and mutation, the newly constructed houses are ready to be transferred to the listed landless and homeless families, the DC added.

Of the total 925 newly constructed houses, 64 houses will be provided to 64 landless and homeless families in Netrakona sadar upazila while 56 houses in Kendua upazila, 45 houses in Durgapur upazila, 20 houses in Purbadhala upazila, 55 houses in Kalamakanda upazila, 105 houses in Mohanganj upazila, 50 houses in Atpara upazila, 105 houses in Modan upazila, 25 houses in Barhatta upazila and 400 houses in Khaliajury upazila, the said.

Earlier, the Prime minister handed over 960 houses to the 960 homeless and landless families in the district on January 23 under the first phase of the Asrayan project on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Then, the prime minister also handed over 69,904 houses to the landless and homeless families across the country, the DC added.

Deputy Director of Local government, Netrakona Zia Ahmed Sumon, additional district magistrate Suhel Mahmud, Additional deputy commissioner (general) Abdullah AL Mamun, Additional deputy commissioner, (Revenue) Monir Hussain, mayor of Netrakona municipality Nazrul Islam Khan and general secretary of Netrakona press club Muklesur Rahman Khan, among others, were present in the press conference.