Govt to construct 2,971 houses for landless freedom fighters, minister tells JS

SANGSAD BHABAN : The government has set a target to construct a total of 2,971 households for rehabilitating landless and insolvent freedom fighters, the valiant sons of the soil.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque yesterday said this while replying to a query made by treasury bench lawmaker Dilara Begum of women reserve seat 20 at the house here, reports BSS.
The government is implementing the household project at each upazilas of 64 districts across the country under “Construction of Households for Landless and Insolvent Freedom Fighters” project with an outlay of Taka 271.12 crore.
Under the project, the government will build a 500 square-feet pucca house with facilities of water supply and sanitation, said the minister, adding that “so far 2,652 houses have already been distributed among the freedom fighters as per the recommendation by the scrutiny committee at the district and upazila level.”
The construction of the rest of the houses would be completed by June 2018, the minister told the house.
In addition to this, Haque said the government has taken a project for construction of four-storey multi-storied building under the Liberation War Affairs Ministry for providing housing facilities for the distressed and insolvent freedom fighters. About 8,000 freedom fighters across the country would be benefited under the project.
Even a total of 84 flats and 74 shops were constructed at Muktijoddah tower – 1for the injured and martyred freedom fighters families. Of them, 33 flats and 33 shops have already been distributed among injured and martyred freedom fighters families, he added.


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