Ashrayan Project

Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh is bounded by the Constitution of Bangladesh to ensure basic needs of mass people such as food, clothing, shelter, education and medical facility. As such, “Ashrayan (Providing Home) Project” was introduced with a view to facilitate shelter for the common people. This project started as a pilot project of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 1997.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this process, Armed Forces of Bangladesh is vested with the sacred responsibility of implementing the project at field level. “Project Section” of Operations and Plans Directorate works as the focal point of coordination between different Ministries and Services Headquarters. After the flood in 1997, “Ashrayan Project-1” was planned and implemented successfully. Following this successful completion, Ashrayan Project-2 started as a part of “In Aid to Civil Power”. In this project, Bangladesh Navy was included making them responsible for Bhola and Barguna district, Sandwip, Hatia, Mongla, Moheskhali, Kutubdia and Teknaf Upazila. Bangladesh Army was responsible for rest of the area of Bangladesh.

After successful completion of this project, a good number of homeless populace found their dream shelter. Statistic of Ashrayan-2 project is as follows:

 

Financial Year

Barracks Constructed by Army

Barracks Constructed by Navy

2006-2007

776

373

2007-2008

222

206

2008-2009

114

45

2009-2010

24

16

2010-2011

1156

196

2011-2012

997

161

2012-2013

891

205

2013-2014

627

226

2014-2015

417

109

2015-2016

916

125

2016-2017

896

83

 

“Khurushkul Ashrayan Project” is undergoing as a part of Ashrayan Project-2 at Cox’s Bazar. While extending Cox’s Bazar Airfield, 4409 homeless families were planned to be shifted at Khurushkul, near Bakkhali river of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila. Bangladesh Government provided 253.35 acres of land and decided to build 139 buildings within 109 acres of land. Bangladesh Army took over the responsibility of implementing the project in mid of May 2017 and 20 buildings are already under construction.

Armed Forces Division is also vested with the responsibility of implementing “Ashrayan Project-3” at Vasanchar, Hatia. Presently Bangladesh Navy is implementing this ongoing project and the project is expected to be handed over to local authority by end of 2019.