Six hundred and fifty eight landless and homeless families are going to get house in 12 upazilas of the district on the occasion of 100th birthday of Bangabandhu.
Of the 658 houses, 564 houses will be given under the Ashrayan-2 project under Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of the 2020-2021 fiscal year and the rest will be given by Tangail district unit of Awami League will give 50 and the other 44 houses by the public representatives, district and upazila administrations and other government and private organisations.
Each of the semi-paka houses will comprise two rooms, kitchen and toilet, which will cost Tk 1.71 lakh.
Meanwhile, the district administration has already got allocation for building the 564 houses for the landless and homeless of ‘Ka’ listed families.
The construction of the houses was inaugurated at all upazilas in the district at a time on Friday.
The construction works will be completed by the next one month, sources at district administration said.
Tangail district unit of AL on Friday afternoon organised a programme in Dighulia area of the town on the occasion of laying foundation stone of the houses.
Fazlur Rahman Khan Faruk, president of district unit of AL, attended the programme as the chief guest while local lawmaker Sanoar Hossain and Md Ataul Gani, deputy commissioner (DC) of Tangail, were present as special guests.
The DC, in his speech, said following direction of the PMO, the district administration has taken the challenge that no family in Tangail will remain homeless after March 17, 2021.
They have already got allocation for construction of 564 semi-paka houses at 12 upazilas in the district and lists of the beneficiaries were made by local upazila nirbahi officers previously, he said.
“We have sought further allocation for building such more houses. We want to construct total 2000 such houses for landless and homeless families in the district,” he added.
The DC also thanked Tangail district unit of AL for their separate initiative to construct such houses for 50 homeless families responding to the urge of the prime minister.