Friday, June 14, 2024

Govt to build over 1,000 low-cost flats

In a bid to reduce the acute accommodation crisis of low and middle income groups of people in the capital city the government will construct 1,020 flats at Block-F at Mohammadpur. Some 17 buildings, each of them 16-storied, will be constructed on 5.51 acres of land for this purpose.
Each building will consist of 60 flats that will be sold on installments to the low and middle income groups.
The size of the flats will be 1,000 square feet and 800 square feet. Some 9 buildings will be of 540 flats of 1,000 square feet and 8 buildings with 480 flats of 800 square feet.
The national housing authority under the housing and public works ministry will construct the buildings at its own financing. The ministry concerned approved the project of an estimated cost of Taka 305 crore 59 lakh 92 thousand.
The national housing authority will construct the buildings in phases. In the first phase it has taken initiative to construct three buildings (building number 9, 10 and 11).
The tender evaluation committee (TEC) has recommended approval of the tender proposal of Techno-Foki (BD)Limited as the lowest bidder.
The national housing authority has submitted the proposal of the lowest bidder to the cabinet committee on public purchase for its approval recently. The deadline for the tender validity period is March 3 of the current year and construction work has to be completed within three years of finalising contact.
After approval of the purchase committee the national housing authority (NHA) will finalise contact with the approved bidder.
The tenderer, as per conditions of the tender, will have to complete the construction work within three years and the NHA will look after the work so that the work gets completed within the given time, an official of the NHA said.

Courtesy of The Independent

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