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100pc homeless families rehabilitated in 334 upazilas under Ashrayan project

 With the aim of inclusive development, cent percent landless-homeless families of 334 upazilas in 21 districts
have been rehabilitated in the country under the Ashrayan project. 

A total of 5, 55, 617 landless-homeless families were rehabilitated under this project from 1997 to July 2023, said Asharyan-2 project director Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan.

Of them, 47, 210 families were resettled in the first phase from 1997 to 2002, 58, 703 families were resettled until the Ashrayan Project (Phase-2: 2002-2010), and 54, 660 families were resettled the Ashrayan-2 Project (2010- 2022 June). They were rehabilitated on government and acquired land by constructing barrack houses.

Besides, 1, 53, 853 families who don’t have house but land were given houses by constructing those on their own land. 

Some 640 flats built in a multi-storied building in Khurushkul, Cox’s Bazar were handed over free to climate refugee families, 600 specially designed houses for minority groups, 100 families affected by river erosion and 1000 families affected by Cyclone Amphan have been rehabilitated. 

On the occasion of Mujib Barsho, in order to implement the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that “None of Bangladesh will remain homeless”, the programme to construct of semi-pucca single houses was undertaken to ensure the accommodation of all the landless and homeless people of the country through the Ashrayan project.

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