The lottery for the residential plots of Uttara Model Town (3rd Phase) and the rest of Purbachal New Town Project of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) will be held today (Wednesday), officials said.
The city development authorities have already allotted around 2,275 plots in two phases under its Purbachal project, situated in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj district and Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur district, through computerised draw.
State Minister for Housing and Public Works Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan inaugurating the first phase of lottery at Osmani Memorial auditorium for Rajuk's plots distribution under Purbachal Project on Thursday. NN photo
The officials said the lottery for the rest of the residential
plots of Purbachal project, which accommodates a total of 6,383 plots, will be held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.
The lottery of the Uttara project, which is situated on the western side of the Uttara Model Town (2nd Phase) Project and houses around 870 plots, will also be held today at the same venue, a Rajuk official told the FE Tuesday.
He said the winners will be picked from applicants mainly in autonomous body people and journalists categories.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Abdul Mannan Khan has already disclosed that the civil servants will be awarded plots on the basis of their service age, experience and salary scale.
In the first phase of the lottery of Purbachal project, held on September 17 last, Rajuk picked up around 1,100 winners in judges, freedom fighters, artistes, sports persons and expatriates categories.
On October 10 last, plots were allocated among 1,175 candidates in businessmen-industrialists, private service holders and lawyers categories in the second phase of lottery.
Around 157,000 people applied for the residential plots in 12 categories after Rajuk had sought applications last year.
Rajuk lottery, scheduled for Wednesday, still awaits approval
Dhaka, Sept 14 (bdnews24.com)—A Rajuk lottery for residential plots in Uttara and Purbachal, scheduled for Wednesday, is yet to receive final approval from the housing and public works ministry.
"Preparations to draw the lottery on Rajuk's behalf are complete, but we cannot finalise the matter without ministry approval," Rajuk's acting chairman Golam Kibria told bdnews24.com on Monday.
Kibria said the lottery would have to be drawn after Eid if no decision was taken on the matter soon.
The lottery for applicants in four categories—'artist', 'judge', 'freedom fighter' and 'expatriate'—are set to be drawn Wednesday.
Rajuk, the capital's development authority, invited applicants to the lottery for Uttara and Purbachal plots last November under a total of thirteen categories.
The authorities firstly set Dec 18 as the deadline for applications and then extended it twice up to Apr 30.
Rajuk figures show a total of 113,000 aspirants for plots under the Purbachal project and 42,000 for plots under the Uttara project in a total of 13 categories.