Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  
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CA for proper coordination among govt, non-govt bodies

Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday called for proper coordination in relief operation among the government and non-government organisations so that no one is deprived.

He said the government will formulate plans for "long-term flood protection and post-flood rehabilitation taking into account the opinions of all stakeholders".

The head of the caretaker government made the call and remark while talking to reporters and at a meeting with the elite of Munshiganj district at Kanokshar Union Parishad office at Louhajang after distributing relief materials in some flood-hit areas of the upazila in the afternoon.

He directed all concerned to take preparation for preventing flood-related diseases in the aftermath of the serious flooding.

He asked the government officials to implement the ministerial-level decisions in time for providing quick service to people.

"Instructions have already been given for developing seedbeds to supply seeds to farmers in advance to recoup the colossal losses in the floods," he informed his audience.

The CA also urged the local elite to stand by the flood-hit people with whatever they have at this hour of urgency.

He observed that it is not possible for the government alone, without support of the people, to tackle the flood that has engulfed most part of the country.

Regarding Padma Bridge, he said construction of the bridge is a priority project of the government and it is active in implementing the project.

He informed that work of design of the bridge has started and financial support is also coming.

At Konokshar Union Parishad Office, 71 Infantry Brigade Commander Col Nasim Akhter briefed the chief adviser about the latest flood situation, relief operation and the damage caused by the flood in Munshiganj.