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