Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said the government is working to accommodate all the people affected by the climate change by providing required number of houses for them.
“A total of 800 projects have so far been undertaken at a cost of Tk 3,800crore with the funding of the Climate Change Trust Fund. About 30 million people in the coastal areas alone have been benefited from these projects,” he said.
Shahab Uddin said the government would take necessary steps to build more houses in future for the homeless due to the climate change.
He said all necessary steps would be taken to amend the law, set up field offices and recruit adequate manpower so that the Climate Change Trust could function independently.
The minister directed the concerned officials to construct the Cyclone Shelter Cum Primary School on a four-storey foundation and to set up a lightning forecast system across the country.
Masud Ahmed, Managing Director of the Climate Change Trust, chaired the programme.
Nasir-ud-Daulah, Secretary of the Trust, Director Md Khairuzzaman, SM Munirul Islam, Conservator of the Forest Department, and Shakila Yasmin, Assistant Director of the Trust, spoke on the occasion, among others.