Govt to provide support to flood affected people: Maya

DHAKA, April 20, 2017 (BSS) - Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya today said the government will provide necessary support to the flood affected people in haor areas.

"The extreme poor in haor areas will get food through VGF programmes while the flood affected ones will get food-grain at Taka 10 per kg only," he told a view-exchange meeting at Balaganj upazila parishad auditorium in Sylhet.

Local lawmaker Yahia Chowdhury, Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Md Shah Kamal, Director General of Disaster Management Department Md Riaz Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Md Rahat Anwara and Awami League district unit General Secretary Shafiqur Rahman, among others, were present.

Later, the minister exchanged views with district committee on disaster management.

He directed all concerned of local administration to take advance adequate preparation in case of apprehension of massive flood.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)