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Climate-affected people to get houses: Minister

Climate-affected people to get houses: Minister
  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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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.

The environment minister was speaking as the chief guest at a view exchange meeting with officials of the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust at the Old Forest Building at Mohakhali in the capital on Tuesday.

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.

The minister also visited the photo exhibition displaying activities implemented with the funding of the Climate Change Trust Fund and gave instructions to the concerned on various issues.