The government has raised the cost and brought changes in design to make Ashrayan houses more sustainable and resident-friendly.
Now the landless and homeless people will get better quality abodes along with at least two decimals of land.
Some 65,474 houses are now being constructed with new design and higher cost. The homeless families will get the houses in the third phase of Ashrayan-2 Project.
The cost against each house has been increased to Tk 259,500 from Tk 190,000 to make the houses more durable and spectacular, said Senior Secretary of Prime Minister’s Office Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah.
Besides, portable houses are given to homeless families staying in Char lands so that they can move their house during soil erosion, he said.
Project Director of Ashrayan-2 Abu Saleh Mohammad Ferdous Khan said the houses which are being constructed in the third phase will be more sustainable.
"The cost against each house was increased by Tk 69,000 and changes were made in structural design to make the house more long-lasting," he said while visiting 64 houses at Gohailbari Ashrayan site in Shimulia Union under Ashulia circle in Savar Upazila of Dhaka district on Wednesday.