Flood victims to get 24,000 houses
Published: 05:26 PM, 13 August 2019 Updated: 07:31 PM, 13 August 2019
The disaster management and relief ministry has not yet received any information about the damage, despite the flood situation is improving across the country. District administrators have been asked for information about the extent of damage caused by the floods. After receiving this information, the ministry will build 24,000 disaster-tolerant houses.
According to the latest information from flood forecast and warning center, all the rivers of the country are now flowing below the danger line.
It is reported that people of 28 districts were affected by floods. Of these, eight districts including Kurigram, Bogura, Jamalpur, Sirajganj were the most affected. More than half of these districts are submerged in floods. As a result, the amount of damage has increased. According to a report under the supervision of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, a total 76 lakh people floods affected, but the most endangered were 3.5 lakh.
Meanwhile, district administrators (DC) have begun to seek information on the extent of flood damage. The report is expected to be submitted to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief on August 7.
Additional Secretary (Planning and Development) of the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, Md. Faizur Rahman told Daily Bangladesh that information on the damage was done to rehabilitate the flood victims. That's why the DCs have sought information. He said the DCs would collect the information and submit the report to the ministry. It has been asked to submit the report by August 14. We will take the next step as soon as we receive the report.
He also said that under this scheme, a total of 24 thousand disaster tolerant houses will be built this year. Many people affected by the floods will get houses under the scheme. Besides, for those affected who will not come under this project, we will discuss and decide whether assistance can be provided from any other sector.
Earlier the government distributed cash, dry food, among the affected people of different districts. In addition, Fodder has been distributed for livestock.
Additional Secretary (Relief) of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. Akram Hossain told Bangladesh Daily, "We have distributed rice, corrugated iron sheet, dry food and cash in the affected areas." Now steps are being taken on rehabilitation.
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