600 flood victims get TK 27 lakh from Netherlands’ project in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA A total of 600 flood victims of Kamarjani

union under Sadar upazila in the district got cash of TK 27 lakh from a

project of Netherlands on Monday to mitigate their sufferings caused by

recent flood.

The cash was distributed to the selected beneficiaries of the union under

the Humanitarian Assistance in Flood Affected Areas of Gaibandha and Kurigram

(HAFAAGK) project funded by Kerk in Actie and ICCO Cooperation, Netherlands,

sources said.

A cash out ceremony organized by RDRS Bangladesh was also held on

the premises of Kamarjani union parishad (UP) this afternoon.

Mostafa Nurul Islam Reza, operation lead, SONGO (Sustained Opportunities

for Nutrition Governance) project, ICCO Cooperation, addressed the function

as the chief guest while UP chairman Abdus Salam Zakir presided over the

function.

Moderated by Mahbubur Rahman, upazila coordinator, SONGO project, the

function was also addressed among others by general secretary of Gaibandha

Press Club Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman and a beneficiary man Nirmal Chandra

Mohanta.

Mostafa Nurul Islam Reza in his speeches said a devastating flood visited

the district in the month of July causing more than 50 unions including

Kamarjani here were submerged creating untold sufferings to the people of the

unions.

To lessen their sufferings, the Kerk in Actie and the ICCO Cooperation,

Netherlands stood beside the flood victims of Kamarjani union of Sadar

upazila in the district, he also said.

Reza also urged the beneficiaries to purchase the essentials to run their

families smoothly during the post flood period.

UP chairman Abdus Salam Zakir in his speeches thanked the donors for

standing beside the flood victims of the union with cash to help them pass

their days without economical trouble at critical time.

Later, the cash was distributed to the beneficiaries in presence of all.

Each of the beneficiaries received TK 4500 from the project.

Livelihood adviser of SONGO project-ICCO Cooperation Moshiur Rahman,

project coordinator Ashraful Islam, technical officer Mukta Rani Roy,

district coordinator, SONGO project-RDRS Bangladesh Arifur Rahman, Sadar

upazila coordinator Mohona Akter, social worker Saddam Hossain Paban, UP

members and local elite including media men were present on the occasion.

Talking to the BSS, Mostafa Nurul Islam Reza said earlier the SIM cards

were provided to the beneficiaries and then, the money was transferred to

their respective accounts through Dutch Bangla mobile banking system to avoid

any criticism.

Apart from it, as many as 325 flood victims each of Chilmari union under

Chilmari upazila of Kurigram district would also get same amount of cash from

the HAFAAGK project very soon through the system, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)