Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday vowed to ensure houses for all the homeless people at a programme marking the handing over about 33,000 government-built homes to another batch of extremely poor families as her Eid gift.
“We’ve been able to ensure electricity for 100 per cent people. Now 100 per cent (homeless) people will get the houses. None will remain landless and shelter-less in Bangladesh,” she said.
The prime minister was addressing the house distribution function among 32,904 homeless and landless families across the country under the third phase of the Ashrayan-2 Project.
She inaugurated the distribution of semi-pucca abodes, joining a virtual function from her official residence Ganobhaban in the morning.
Sheikh Hasina exchanged views with beneficiaries from the four cluster housing places at Nagarkanda Upazila in Faridpur, Barguna Sadar Upazila, Sirajganj Sadar Upazila and Anwara Upazila in Chattogram through a videoconference.
The PM said she doesn’t know whether such a housing initiative was taken in any other country across the world.
“To me, power is to serve the people and work for the people. So, today I’ve been working so that not a single person will remain homeless or shelter-less in Bangladesh,” she asserted.