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Kaler Kantho-BRAC Roundtable

Various steps taken to address flood

Says Dr Enamur

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Various steps taken to address flood
State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman speaks at a roundtable discussion titled ‘Flash flood in northeast: Lessons, measures and rehabilitation’ which was jointly organised by the Kaler Kantho and BRAC at the conference room of East West Media Group Limited at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Thursday. Retired Captain AB Tajul Islam MP was also present while EWMGL Director Imdadul Haq Milan moderated the event. -SUN PHOTO

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman said the government is taking various steps including increasing the number of rescue vessels to address flood and help affected people in the future.

He was addressing a roundtable discussion titled “Flash flood in northeast: Lessons, measures and rehabilitation.” The event was jointly organised by the Kaler Kantho and BRAC at East West Media Group Limited (EWMGL) conference room at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Thursday. EWMGL Director Imdadul Haq Milan moderated the roundtable.

“Sylhet and Sunamganj deserve special attention. A decision has been taken to increase water vessels in the area. We’ll be able to overcome the flood if 400 water vessels are sent to the affected area. In FY 2021-22, we have kept ready 60 rescue vessels which are of great help during this year’s flood.”

Laying stress on flood centres, he said the government is increasing the number of shelters equipped with all amenities and separate arrangements for females and the disabled. “We’ll construct 100 more Mujib Killas and 1,000 new flash centres. The making of DPP is underway. The navigability of rivers needs to be increased. Besides, various other plans will be implemented under the Delta Plan,” he said.  

Retired Captain AB Tajul Islam MP, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on disaster management and relief, Rawshara Begum, additional secretary of Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, and Sajedul Hasan, director of Humanitarian Programme of BRAC, among others, addressed the event.