PM hands over 26,229 more houses to homeless families
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PM hands over 26,229 more houses to homeless families

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday (July 21) distributed 26,229 more houses to homeless families as part of her government’s effort to ensure housing for the landless people, declaring 52 upazilas of the country as homeless and landless free.

She handed over the houses to homeless people of five places in five districts under the third phase of Ashrayan-2 Project, connecting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban here this morning.

The houses are located in Charkalakopa Ashrayan Project under Ramgati Upazila in Lakshmipur District, Gaurambha Ashrayan Project under Rampal Upazila in Bagerhat district, Char Velamari Ashrayan Project under Nandail Upazila in Mymensingh District, Mahan Para Ashrayan Project under Panchagarh Sadar Upazila in Panchagarh District and Jangalia Ashrayan Project under Mohammadpur Upazila in Magura district.

Apart from handing over the houses, Sheikh Hasina also announced 52 upazilas, including all upazilas of Panchagarh and Magura districts, as homeless and landless free.

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus earlier on Monday in a media briefing said a total of 67,800 more single houses are being handed over across the country under the third phase of Ashrayan-2 Project.

Among the 67,800 houses, he said some 32,904 single houses were distributed on April 26, 2022.

Besides, 26,229 houses will be distributed on Thursday while the rest of 8,667 houses are being constructed, he said.

According to the project details, a total of 117,329 single houses were constructed under first and second phases of the project while 185,129 houses were allotted till 2021-2022.

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