Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has distributed houses among 66,198 landless and homeless families across the country under the Ashrayan-2 Project.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the distribution programme virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban at 10:30am on Saturday.
This is the part of the government's initiative to provide houses to all landless and homeless families on the occasion of "Mujib Borsho" as the Prime Minister has mentioned several times that no one in the country will remain without a home.
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, PMO sources said.
They said each unit has two rooms, a kitchen, a toilet and a veranda costing Tk 1.75 lakh. Another 100,000 houses will be distributed among such people next month, they added.
Besides, the Ashrayan Project under the PMO will rehabilitate 3,715 families by constructing 743 barracks under 44 project villages in 36 upazilas of 21 districts during the Mujib Borsho.
It prepared a list of 885,622 families in 2020, of which 293,361 are landless and homeless while 592,261 have just 1-10 decimals of land but no housing facility.
The Ashrayan Project also rehabilitated 320,058 landless and homeless families from 1997 to December 2020.
On the other hand, the Ashran-2 Project (July 2010-June 2022) aims to rehabilitate 250,000 more landless, homeless and displaced families spending Tk 4,840.28 crore.