PM hands over houses to underprivileged freedom fighters
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over keys of 5,000 houses built under the government's "Bir Nibash" project for underprivileged freedom fighters.
The liberation war affairs ministry organised the key handover ceremony at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium where the prime minister joined virtually from the Gono Bhaban.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq presided over the programme.
The houses are being given to the valiant freedom fighters as a gift from the PM as per her announcement on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the celebration of 50 years of Bangladesh's independence.
The Tk 4,122cr project was approved by the Ecnec on March 21 last year.
Under the project, 30,000 houses will be built for insolvent freedom fighters, Birangana (women freedom fighters), widows and children of martyred and late freedom fighters.
The 635-square-foot-houses will have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room and a kitchen.
Construction of each house costs Tk 14,10,382, according to official sources.
Deputy Commissioners of Narail, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Gazipur and Kishoreganj, on behalf of the Prime Minister handed over the keys in their respective areas.