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8,000 flats to be constructed for FFs, Mozammel tells parliament

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 19, 2017 (BSS)- The government will construct 8,000 flats across the country for insolvent freedom fighters, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said.

"The Liberation War Affairs Ministry has undertaken a project for constructing 8,000 flats for insolvent freedom fighters across the country, while multistoried building would be built in every district and upazila in ratio of the freedom fighters,|" he said in reply to a starred question from treasury bench member Mahfuzur Rahman (Chittagong-3) in the house.

The minister said the present government has taken a scheme titled "The construction of houses for improving the living standard of the landless and insolvent freedom fighters."

"The project is being implemented at an estimated cost of Tk 271.12 crore and under the scheme, a one pucca house of 500 square feet is being built," he said.

He added: "There would be an arrangement for water supply and common toilet facilities in the house."

Mozammel said the housing project is being implemented in every upazila, and a target has been set to build a total of 2,971 houses under the scheme.

He said a list of 2,713 landless and insolvent FFs has so far been received and the construction work of 2,263 houses have been completed for them.

The minister said the construction work of 387 houses is underway and tender has been floated for building of the remaining houses.

Moreover, he said, District Freedom Fighter Complexes in all district headquarters and Upazila Freedom Fighter Complexes in all upazilas are being constructed.

"It would help raise income of the freedom fighters," Mozammel said.