Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government would manage addresses for all marking the Mujib Borsho to enable them to lead a standard life.
She said: “We have set a target in the Mujib Borsho that not a single person will remain without address or home. I will somehow manage an address for everyone.’’
The premier made the remarks while distributing homes to 66,189 families alongside rehabilitating 3,715 others in the barracks under the Ashrayan-2 Project.
She joined the programme virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital and asked all concerned particularly the local administrations to hand over the ownerships of the houses to the beneficiaries.
As many as 320,000 families had earlier been given homes while work on building one lakh more houses for the landless and homeless will start soon, she said.
The PM said: “Today, it is the largest festival. There is no such big festival like giving homes to landless and homeless people on such a large scale.”
Sheikh Hasina said that the souls of her father (Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) and her mother and lakhs of martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the country’s Liberation War will rest in peace as such a huge number of people have got their own homes.
The Prime Minister later exchanged views with the beneficiaries, local Awami League leaders and public representatives who got connected to the programme from Kathaltala Village of Atalia Union under Dumuria Upazila in Khulna district, Nizbari Village of Kamarpukur Union under Syedpur Upazila in Nilphamari, Kartali village of Gazipur Union under Chunarughat Upazila in Habiganj, and Salla Village of Baliadanga Union under Sadar Upazila in Chapainawabganj district.
A video documentary was screened on the government’s effort to rehabilitate the landless and homeless people.
PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah moderated the function from the Ganabhaban end.
BDST: 1726 HRS, JAN 23, 2021