Govt. takes all steps for rehabilitation of flood victims: PM

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PV Desk : Stating that the government has taken all sorts initiatives for rehabilitation of the flood victims, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the well-off people to stand beside the flood- affected people to mitigate their sufferings.

“I want that those who are well-off in the society would stand beside the flood-stricken people,” she said while receiving cheques for donations from various government and private organizations to her relief and welfare fund at her office this morning.

Those who donated to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund are the Power Division and the organisations under it, the Internal Resources Division, the Shippers Council of Bangladesh, the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and the Western Engineering Pvt Ltd.

Sheikh Hasina said that it is a decision of the government to rehabilitate those who are affected in the flood and who lost their farmlands and homesteads.

“We’ve taken all kinds of steps to rehabilitate the flood victims and we’ve also taken measures so that the farmers could restart cultivation after the recession of flood water,” she said.