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Govt to construct 30,000 Bir-Nibash for insolvent FFs


By BSS
Published : 24 Oct 2021 11:09 PM | Updated : 25 Oct 2021 01:08 PM

The government will construct 30,000 Bir-Nibash throughout the country as part of providing housing facilities for all insolvent valiant freedom fighters.

"Marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Independence, the government is going to construct those one-storey houses," according to an official release received on Snday. 

Earlier, 14,000 houses were approved for the freedom fighters, but later the government decided to build 30,000 Bir-Nibash which is being constructed at a cost of Taka 13.43 lakh for each house. 

Liberation Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq has given directives to the concerned authority to maintain quality in construction of those accommodations.

"A total of 30,000 Bir-Nibash will be constructed throughout the country for the insolvent veteran freedom fighters as the gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he said while inaugurating a training workshop for the field  level officials of the Bir-Nibash construction project on Sunday.

The Bir-Nibash will be constructed through the upazila-wise implementation  committee to ease the project implementation. "The committee has been  included the concerned freedom fighter who get the allocation of the housing  along with the officials," Huq added.

The minister also asked the concerned officials to capture video clipping  while building the houses and to ensure the presence of the heroic freedom fighters who have got the allocation of those houses.

The minister, however, instructed the concerned officials to ensure that  the indigent freedom fighters who had been enlisted correctly can get the facilities.

Director General of the National Freedom Fighters Council M Johrul Islam  Sohel, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Kamrun  Nahar, Project Director of Bir-Nibash construction project M Idris Siddique, 

Managing Director of Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust SM Mahbubur  Rahman and other concerned officials, among others, attended the workshop.