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PM goes to flood-hit Netrakona tomorrow

DHAKA, May 17, 2017 (BSS)-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Netrakona tomorrow to see for herself the flood-affected haor areas.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit flashflood-hit haor areas of the northeastern district of Netrakona tomorrow to see for herself the flood situation there," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

Quoting officials, BSS Netrakona correspondent said the premier would arrive at Khaliajuri Degree College ground in the morning by a helicopter.

Upon her arrival, Sheikh Hasina will distribute relief goods among the flood-stricken farmers and other distressed people.

The prime minister is expected to address a public rally at Khaliajuri Degree College ground. She will later visit flashflood-hit haor areas of the upazila. Sheikh Hasina will return to Dhaka in the afternoon.

Flashfloods, triggered by several days of torrential rain, have inundated vast swathes of the northeastern region and damaged Boro paddy, putting the livelihoods of thousands of farmers at risk.

Sunamganj, Sylhet, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Netrakona and Brahmanbaria districts have been badly affected by the floods.

On April 30, the prime minister visited flashflood-affected haor areas of Shalla upazila in Sunamganj and distributed rice and cash money among the flood-hit people there.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)