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Surma, Kushiara rivers to be dredged to restore navigability: FM

The Surma and the Kushiara rivers in Sylhet will be dredged to restore their navigability and prevent floods in this area, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday.

“The government will extend all possible assistance, including relief, to alleviate the sufferings of the people of Sylhet affected by flash floods,” he said while distributing relief among the flood victims in Sylhet.

Momen said 33 shelters have already been set up for the flood-hit people in Sylhet Sadar and more shelters will be set up if necessary.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has always stood by the people in any difficult time, including during natural disasters,” he added.

The Foreign Minister reached Sylhet this afternoon and went directly to various shelters in Sylhet Sadar and talked to the flood-hit people.

He first distributed relief tamong the flood victims who took shelter at Chalibandar Ramakrishna High School and later at Kishore Mohan Balak Government Primary School in Mirabazar.

Earlier, the Foreign Minister and the State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman attended a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Sylhet to review the flood situation in Sylhet district.

Source: United News of Bangladesh