National Housing Authority (Bangladesh)

National Housing Authority is a Bangladesh government regulatory agency under the Ministry of Housing and Public Works.[1][2]

National Housing Authority
Formation15 July 2001
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteNational Housing Authority

HistoryEdit

National Housing Authority traces its origins to two different organizations, Housing and Settlement Directorate and Deputy Commissioner Settlement. After the Partition of India, millions of refugees flowed in Pakistan. The government responded by creating a Housing Wing in the Works, Power, and Irrigation Ministry to provide housing to the refugees and low-income families. In 1971, the Housing Wing was updated to the Housing and Settlement Directorate. In 2000, the Parliament of Bangladesh passed the National Housing Authority Act. The Housing and Settlement Directorate and Deputy Commissioner Settlement were combined to form the National Housing Authority on 15 July 2001.[3]

The agency builds housing for low income families throughout Bangladesh.[4] The agency also carries out eviction on government land.[5] In 2017, the NHA was constructing 34 housing projects throughout Bangladesh.[6] On 30 January 2019, a former Joint Secretary of the National Housing Authority, Rafiqul Mohammed, was sentenced to five years in jail for forging legal deeds to steal government land.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Govt to build more houses for slum people". The Daily Star. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Govt housing projects in two districts in progress". The Daily Star. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  3. ^ "National Housing Authority\". nha.gov.bd. NHA. Archived from the original on 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Govt housing projects in two districts in progress". The Daily Star. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Bhasantek Slums: Thousands evicted in NHA drive". The Daily Star. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ "National Housing Authority implementing 34 projects". theindependentbd.com. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Abuse of power: Ex-joint secy gets 5-yr jail". The Daily Star. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.