Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that 52 upazilas of the country, including all the upazilas of Sylhet district, will be free from landlessness and homeless. He said, to make a place so that every person can live. It was first done by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He said this while inaugurating the program of transfer of houses with land to 26 thousand 229 landless and homeless families through video conference from the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganabhaban on Thursday, July 21. Among them, 818 families of Sylhet division received Prime Minister’s gift house along with land.
Sheikh Hasina said that the father of the nation got only three and a half years. His dream was that the people of Bengal would get food, education, treatment, shelter.
He said, after August 15, 1975, when we returned to the country, we were not allowed to enter house number 32. We sat on the road number 32 and read prayers, asked for forgiveness from everyone. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement in the Mujib year – not a single person will be homeless and landless. For this purpose, 63 thousand 999 houses along with land ownership were transferred in the first phase on January 23, 2021.
In the second phase, 53 thousand 330 houses were handed over along with land ownership on June 20. The number of single houses constructed in the first and second phase is 1 lakh 17 thousand 329. The total number of single houses allocated in the ongoing third phase is 67 thousand 800, of which 32 thousand 904 were handed over on April 26. 26 thousand 229 will be handed over today. Besides, 8 thousand 667 houses are under construction.
By making the houses more sustainable, the construction cost of each house was increased from Tk 1 lakh 91 thousand to Tk 2 lakh 59 thousand 500. Strong timber, stone pillars and Reinforced Concrete Column (RCC) pillars have been used to make the houses more durable.
Sylhet district administration said that among 818 families, there are 126 families in Sylhet district, 406 families in Sunamganj, 160 families in Moulvibazar and 126 families in Habiganj. A total of 15 thousand 869 families in Sylhet Division received Prime Minister’s Gift House on the occasion of Mujib Barsha.