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336 urban poor families of Gopalganj Paurashava to get low-cost housing

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GOPALGANJ, NOVEMBER 12 (2020): Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) of the Local Government Division (LGD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today with the Gopalganj Paurashava to construct low-cost housing for 336 urban poor families.

Gopalganj Paurashava Mayor Kazi Liakot Ali and Abdul Mannan, Joint Secretary & National Project Director, LIUPCP signed the MoU on behalf of the respective sides.

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According to the MoU, 3.45 acres of land has been allocated where 336 units of low-cost housing will be constructed for 336 poor families at Manikdaha, Charshonakur under Ward 9 of the paurashava involving BDT 30 crore. 

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Councilors, Paurashava officials and project staff of LIUPCP were present during the signing ceremony.

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The LIUPC project is being implemented with financial and technical support from the Government of Bangladesh, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

It focuses on five major areas that include climate resilient housing for low-income urban poor people. It also works to improve tenure security, access to housing loans and financing for the poor and promote affordable and resilient housing for the urban poor.