15,000 destitute freedom fighters to get housing facilities
In order to ensure the overall welfare of the freedom fighters, the government has proposed an increase of the state honorarium for the valiant citizens, from Tk10,000 to Tk12,000 in this fiscal year 2019-20.
In the proposed budget, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said on Thursday, the initiative has been taken to preserve the memory of the liberation war, and the welfare of the freedom fighters.
Bangladesh government provide state honorarium to the freedom fighters and their successors, he said.
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The minister said a piece of legislation titled Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust Act, 2018 has been enacted to ensure the welfare of the freedom fighters.
“Besides, to provide housing facilities to the freedom fighters, single-storied buildings are being constructed for 15,000 destitute freedom fighters, either in their own land, or through settlement in Khas lands, if necessary,” he added.