All the structures are equipped with a ramp system for people with disabilities, solar panels, safe drinking water, electricity, sanitation, waste management, drainage, cylinder gas and burner.

A total of 4,409 climate refugee families will be rehabilitated at the site as 139 five-storey buildings under the Khurushkul Ashrayan scheme being implemented by Bangladesh Army on 253.59-acres of land spending Tk 1800 crore as part of the Ashrayan Project-2.

Since the Ashrayan (Providing Home) Project was launched in 1997, Khurushkul scheme is the country’s largest rehabilitation project. The Khurushkul project will have four zones — residential, tourism, dry fish processing zone or ‘shutki mahal’ and a buffer precinct with greenery.

Its beneficiaries are mostly the victims of the 1991 devastating cyclone that forced them to take refuge at crammed shanties in Cox’s Bazar airport area for several decades.

The ground floors of the new buildings have been kept vacant so that floodwater and tidal surge can damage nothing. There also tube-wells and rainwater harvesting system.

Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed also spoke at the function moderated by PM’s Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus.

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