CHITTAGONG, Feb 4: Even on expiry of long five years, the housing project of a ten-storied buildings under the National Housing Sangstha (NHS) at Halishahar in the city has not yet been implemented.
Tug of war between NHS and the ministry of public works has rather put such a gigantic and mass-oriented project into uncertainty, sources said.
According to concerned sources, with a view to ensuring accommodation facilities to middle class people, construction of the multi-storied apartment project consisting of 310 flats in a building was undertaken by the authority in the year 2000.
Following approval by the concerned ministry, notification was served for selling the flats and booking money against 175 flats was received at that time.
Later, tenders were invited and necessary work order was issued to three different organisations. But the implementation of the project became uncertain as the concerned ministry cancelled the tender in 2005 and asked for preparing a fresh project profile for constructing 324 flats at an estimated cost of Taka 500 million.
Despite submission of the revised project profile to the ministry in time, no progress is yet in sight even after expiry of one year. The matter is still confined to correspondce of letter between NHS and the ministry of public works, the sources added.