BB supports building over 63,000 houses

Posted by BankInfo on Mon, Nov 02 2015 03:29 pm

Economic reporter :Over 63 thousand houses have been built under the central bank's housing fund, also known as 'grihayan tahbil'. The houses, built in the past 17 years, provided decent accommodation facilities to 3 lakh 16 thousand people.According to a presentation on the housing fund by executive director of Bangladesh Bank (BB) Abdur Rahim, the size of the fund also increased significantly during the period. The housing fund was established 17 years ago with only Taka 50 crore. The amount rose to Taka 348 crore this year.Rahim made the presentation at a workshop on the role of BB's housing fund in solving housing problem of the poor and ultra-poor people of the society. Bangladesh Bank Training Academy (BBTA) organised the workshop at its premises in Mirpur, Dhaka.Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Md Abul Kalam Azad, the chief guest at workshop, suggested making a strategic plan so administrative could support the lending activities at the field level.

News:New Nation/2-Nov-2015
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