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River erosion victims to get VGF support until Dec 31: Maya

    19 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

SHARIATPUR: Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Tuesday said river erosion-victims of Noria upazila will get support under the Vulnerable Grouping Feeding (VGF) programme till December 31, reports BSS.

Besides, 5000 bundles of corrugated iron (CI) sheets and Taka 1.20 crore would be given for building their dormitories, Taka 50 lakh for mitigating emergency needs and 10,000 packets of dry foods were sanctioned for some 5000 river erosion-affected people of the area, he said this while visiting the erosion-affected people here.

The minister said there is no scarcity of relief goods in the country and urged all to become more cordial to lessen their sufferings.

Maya, a senior ruling Awami League leader, also held a meeting with the upazila Disaster Management Committee to this end.

The minister directed all concerned to take necessary steps to ensure supply of food and drinking water, shelter and treatment to the victims on humanitarian ground.

Colonel (retd) Shawkat Ali, MP, BM Mozammel Haque, MP, Disaster Management and Relief Ministry Secretary Mohammad Shah Kamal, AL Organizing Secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shameem, Advocate Navana AKhter, MP, and Director General of Disaster Management Directorate Syed MA Hasim, among others, accompanied the minister during the visit.

River erosion due to overflowing of rivers is wreaking havocs at Noria upazila which stands on the bank of mighty Padma river.