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  18 May 2022, 20:13

Govt allocates relief for Sylhet flood victims

 
 SYLHET, May 18, 2022 (BSS)- The government is providing assistance to the
vulnerable families in flooded parts of the district who have lost their
homes or livelihoods.

 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Disaster
Management and Relief Dr Md. Enamur Rahman today visited the flood-hit areas
of the district.

"There will be no shortage of relief for flood victims in Sylhet," said both
the ministers while distributing dry and cooked foods at two safety shelters.

They said: "A total of 4,000 packets of dry food, 200 tonnes of rice and Taka
25 lakh have been allocated for the flood victims in the district."

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is always attentive in this matter. She
directed the concerned authorities to ensure that there will be no shortage
of relief materials for the flood victims and instructed that as much will be
allocated as per their need," Dr Momen said.

Later, the Foreign Minister and State Minister for Disaster Management and
Relief exchanged views with the people's representatives and administration
officials at the Deputy Commissioner's Office to know the overall flood
situation of 13 upazilas of the district.

Dr Momen said, "The bottom of the two main rivers of Sylhet-- Surma and
Kushiara-- is full. These two rivers need to be dug. The government has
adequate plans to dredge the rivers which have to be effective before next
monsoon."
 
Dr Md. Enamul Haque said, "Taka 25 lakh and 200 tonnes of rice have been
allocated for the flood victims in the district. The government has adequate
reserves of relief. So, as much will be allocated as per the need of the
flood victims."

 "The government is ready to deal with any kinds of disaster like flood," he
said, adding that necessary steps will be taken in this regards.

Later, the state minister visited various areas of the flood-hit Gowainghat
upazila and distributed relief.

Deputy Commissioner Md. Mujibur Rahman, Disaster Management and Relief
Secretary Md. Kamrul Hasan, Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Mosharraf
Hossain, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mofiz Uddin Ahmed, Sylhet
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Nisharul Arif, Sylhet City Corporation Chief
Executive Officer MLA Roy Chowdhury, Superintendent of Police Farid Uddin
Ahmed, Sylhet District Awami League Acting President Shafiqur Rahman
Chowdhury, Metropolitan Awami League President Bir Muktijoddha Masuk Uddin
Ahmed, its General Secretary Zakir Hossain and all Upazila Parishad Chairmen,
City Corporation Councilor and administrative officials, among others, were
present during the time.

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