President visits flood affected haor region

Dhaka,  Thu,  29 June 2017
Published : 17 Apr 2017, 19:20:14
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President visits flood affected haor region

President Md Abdul Hamid visited different haor areas of Kishoreganj, Netrakona and Sunamganj districts on Monday where many people are facing hardship following a flood.

"The President visited some badly flood affected areas of Itna, Baniarchar, Ganiganj, Khaliajhuri, Dirai, Jamalganj, Shalla, Tahirpur, Dharmapasha and Chhatak areas by a helicopter, on the second day of his three-day visit in haor region," President's press secretary Joynal Abedin told reporters in the afternoon, reports BSS.

Earlier, President Abdul Hamid also visited some areas of Kishoreganj after leaving Dhaka yesterday and gave a patient hearing to the flashflood victims last night with the assurance of providing all necessary supports from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The President was informed by Kishoreganj district administration that as many as 99,368 farmers of seven upazilas have become the worst victims due to the inundation this year.

Sunamganj Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Rafiqul islam informed the President that the early flashflood damaged about 82 per cent of cultivatable croplands of the district affecting about 271,000 farmers' livelihood as they (farmers) depend on the Boro paddy as their only means of livelihood.

Locals said early flashfloods have created a double blow for the livelihood at the haor after the flash flood devastated acres of paddy just weeks ahead of the annual harvest season.
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