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PM Hasina on housing for all: Everyone will have an address

  • Published at 02:34 pm August 3rd, 2021
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina PMO

The premier said that the government plans to construct flats at the upazila level to mitigate the accommodation issue of public servants

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said no one in Bangladesh will remain without shelter as her government is working to ensure access to affordable housing options for all.

"Everyone will get an address," she said while distributing newly-constructed flats among 300 families, who had been living in slums of the capital.

She handed over allocation papers of the new flats in 14-storey three buildings on rental basis. 

The Ministry of Housing and Public Works implemented the project at Mirpur 11.

Held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, the prime minister joined the program virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

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"This is the Bangladesh of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Everyone in Bangladesh will get a better life …that’s our aim," she said.

The premier said she thinks that materializing the dream of Bangabandhu is synonymous with the development of Bangladesh.

A front view of the newly constructed apartment complex for the slum dwellers in Mirpur, Dhaka, Sunday, August 1, 2021 | Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

"Our only responsibility is to implement his [Bangabandhu’s] dream, I think that’s the development of Bangladesh," she said.

Sheikh Hasina said that the way Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman thought about the welfare of the country and its people, no one else could do this that way.

About the people living in slum-like areas, the prime minister said the government will arrange proper accommodation for them.

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"This is the Bangladesh of Bangabandhu, for that every people of Bangladesh will get developed life, that is our aim," she said.

Had Bangabandhu been alive, the people of Bangladesh would have had a developed life within 10 years of Independence with urban-rural balanced development, she said.

"This is unfortunate [for Bangladesh] that he didn’t get the time as August 15 (killing) took him away. He didn’t get the scope to materialize his dream to reshape every village (of the country) in a planned way," she said.

Regarding the multi-storey integrated office building in Madaripur, where all government services will be available under the one roof, Hasina said saving the land of the country should be there in mind always while carrying out development activities.

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"We did it in Madaripur at first. Gradually, we’ll do that in every district and upazila for the convenience of people to avail themselves of all sorts of government services from one place," she said.

Sheikh Hasina said the government has a plan to construct flats at the upazila level to mitigate the accommodation problem of public servants.

State Minister for Housing & Public Works Sharif Ahmed and Secretary Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker also spoke at the program.

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