September 20, 2021, 3:21 am
Thakurgaon Correspondent: At a time when allegations of unprecedented irregularities have been raised in some parts of the country over the Prime Minister’s dream housing, the housing for the homeless in Pirganj Upazila in Thakurgaon seems to have set a unique precedent. These dwellings are built with high quality materials and efficient management. Many say it is the dream address of the homeless. With these improved colorful houses, the fate of the landless has not only changed but also the safe haven of the homeless.
It is learned from the Prime Minister’s Office that the upazila administration has constructed 355 houses in the first phase at a cost of Tk 181,000 per house and 500 colorful houses at a cost of Tk 191,000 in the second phase. The colorful pucca houses built have been investigated in several phases and the real landless have been identified and the lion’s share of the houses have recently been handed over to them. Those who have got these houses are really helpless and homeless.
The houses were constructed by Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Rezaul Karim and other members of the committee with high quality bricks, cement, sand, Japanese mats for doors and windows, other high quality materials and skilled manpower. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer and his team members did not stop even after completing the construction work keeping in line with the estimate of the Prime Minister’s Office. In order to make the colorful pucca houses modern, safe, long lasting and 100% of the Prime Minister’s dream come true, high quality iron rods have been added to the houses outside the steamer.
During the construction work, Upazila Chairman Awami League leader Alhaj Md. Akhtarul Islam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Rezaul Karim, Assistant Commissioner (Land) Md. Tariqul Islam, Upazila Engineer (LGED) Md. Shamim Akhter, Project Implementation Officer Md. Tariful Islam and Concerned UP chairmen. The durability of the houses has been greatly enhanced by the addition of Japanese mats and iron rods to the construction of the houses.
Experts believe that the country will be considered as the best housing if the housing is inspected and judged on the spot. In this regard, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Rezaul Karim said that in order to fulfill the dream of the Prime Minister, I and my other members have built the houses in a modern way with a lot of sincerity, honesty and efficiency and have tried to give more than allotted, which will be witnessed tomorrow. If you go to the residential area, it seems like a modern city. The honesty and responsibility of the Upazila Nirbahi Officer has made this residence radiant, beautiful and the best in the country.