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Over 8,300 more homeless receive PM’s housing gift in Rajshahi

Nation Desk
29 Mar 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 28 Mar 2023 22:50:45
Over 8,300 more homeless receive PM’s housing gift in Rajshahi
Earthquake resilient houses are given under the fourth phase of the Ashrayan-2 project in Rajshahi – Courtesy Photo

All the 20 landless and homeless families have become happy after getting homes for the first time in Char Asariadaha village under Godagari upazila in Rajshahi district.

They were given the houses with special designs of earthquake resilient and portable in the fourth phase of Ashrayan-2 project to mark the Mujibbarsha very recently thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the benevolent works.

There are vacant places for cultivating vegetables and other crops in the project area. The rehabilitated families will get the scope of improving their living and livelihood conditions through homestead gardening and rearing cattle, goats and poultry birds.

Togora Begum, one of the beneficiaries, said they had to live in a roadside thatched house before getting the new one. She had to suffer a lot due to the lack of a house. But, the worst situation has changed now. She along with her family members are having happy days in the house.

“I never thought that I would be an owner of a brick-built house,” she said with a smiling face, adding that the house gave them a new life expressing deep gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her benevolent initiative.

Another beneficiary Aklema Begum said she has attained permanent address with the noble gesture of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“The PM’s housing gift has enhanced our social dignity side by side with boosting the level of confidence as a whole,” she added.

“There was no thought even in the dream of getting a brick-built house in the char area,” said Farida Begum, another beneficiary, adding they had to live in a thatched house on other lands for a long time in the past.

The four-member family is now happy after getting the house as they availed a permanent house for living.

Assistant Commissioner (Land) Sabuj Hassan said there was a big challenge in the field of building houses in the char area but the task has been successful through facing the challenges.

Priority was given to widows, divorcees, baggers, persons with disability, ethnic minorities and third gender side by side with other distressed people in terms of scrutinising beneficiaries for their proper rehabilitation.

Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared the Rajshahi district as freed from landless and homeless people by handing over homes to 4,321 families.

In the fourth phase, houses were allocated to 8,314 families in all eight districts under Rajshahi division.