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AL govt provides houses to 3.5m homeless people

Published : 19 Jan 2023 12:10 AM | Updated : 19 Jan 2023 04:18 PM

Lawmakers Wednesday said the Awami League government so far has provided housing to 35 lakh people during its tenure.

The government led by the ruling Awami League(AL) has rehabilitated 35 lakh poor homeless people between 1997- 2001 and 2009-2022, they said while taking part in a discussion on the thanksgiving motion of the President's speech at the Jatiya Sangsad with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. 

Taking part in the discussion, the lawmakers highlighted different development activities in various sectors, including communication, socio-economic, education, youth and sports, and information and communication technology (ICT) under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The President in his 168-page speech on January 5 last, on the first day of the maiden session in 2023 of the 11th parliament, focused on the country's massive successes in different sectors. 

"The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has rehabilitated 35 lakh people through building over 7.58 lakh houses in line with the policy that none will remain homeless in the country", said A.K.M. Fazlul Haque, MP of Sherpur-3.

Bangladesh is now moving toward to a smart one from a digital, the ruling Awami League has provided housing to some 66,189 homeless poor families through the Asrayan project, said Abul Kalam Ahsanul Huq Chowdhury of Rangpur-2.

 Participating in the discussion, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said the government has a plan to prepare a 10,000 kilometres river route and so far 6,500 kilometres of river route have already been excavated. 

The government has opened the door of the southern region by developing the Payra port, said the lawmaker of Dinajpur-2.

  Sharply criticizing the role of BNP-Jamaat, lawmakers said BNP had made the caretaker government controversial in 2006, and how they again demand the caretaker government provision during polls.

 Earlier, the chief whip Nur-E Alam Chowdhury came up with a proposal for holding a discussion on the thanksgiving motion of the President's speech in the House and then it was seconded by treasury bench lawmaker Shamsul Huq Tuku.

 Treasury bench lawmakers including Enamul Haque of Rajshahi-4, Abdul Majid Khan of Habiganj-3, Aparajita Haque of women seat-20, Md Mozaffar Hossain of Jamalpur-5, Kaniz Fatema of women seat-8, Nadira Yeasmin Jolly of women seat-42 Jatiya Party lawmaker Syed Abu Hossain Babla of Dhaka-4 and Salma Islam of women seat-44, attended the discussion.

 The lawmakers also thanked the President for giving a timely speech highlighting the success stories of the government and guiding the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity.

 Earlier, they paid a rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his contribution to establishing an independent Bangladesh.