POST TIME: 23 November, 2021 06:17:03 PM
336 low-income families to get climate resilient houses in Gopalganj
BSS, Gopalganj

336 low-income families to get climate resilient houses in Gopalganj

The Local Government Division (LGD) and UNDP Bangladesh have initiated a climate-resilient housing project for 336 urban low-income families in Gopalganj Paurashava. 

The housing scheme is being implemented on 3.19 acres of land donated by the municipality involving Taka 30.33 crore under the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP). 

The project is being jointly implemented by the LGD, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK government and UNDP Bangladesh. A UNDP press release said here today.   

Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, MP, formally inaugurated the scheme at a ceremony on Tuesday by laying its foundation stone. 

It will offer facilities, including agricultural land, playground, courtyard, pond, kitchen market, walkway, rainwater harvesting, fire safety, efficient solar energy sources and power substation. 

“This housing will facilitate not only long-term security but also provide them with a sustainable and improved living standard which considers climatic resilience,” said Sudipto Mukerjee, resident representative, UNDP Bangladesh.

This newly formed diverse community will lead and run the housing complex by themselves following the establishment of a community organization, which will decide on a monthly fee to manage operation and maintenance work and expenditures. 

The beneficiary of these housing units will be identified through a rigorous selection process following approved guidelines that consider the household income, the number of dependents, length of stay, climate distressed/displaced population, landlessness, homelessness, and disability, said the release.