31 May 2009

Gen Moeen visit cyclone-hit areas

Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed distributing relief
materials among cyclone Aila victims at Kalapara Upazila
under Satkhira district on Saturday. Banglar Chokh


State Minister for Labour and Employment Ministry Begum Monnujan Sufian, Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukdar Abdul Khalek and Army Chief General Moeen U Ahmed yesterday visited different cyclone-hit areas in Shymnagar upazila and distributed relief materials. The affected people of Munshiganj, Gabura and Padmapukur unions under the upazila of the district received the relief goods them.The state minister while visiting worst-affected Gabura in Shymnagar upazila said the government has taken necessary measures to distribute sufficient relief materials among the cyclone- affected people so that everybody can get relief easily. She asked the local administrations to distribute relief materials in the remote affected areas as early as possible and if needed they can take help of the Army, the BDR or Coast guards, she added. She warned that actions would be taken against those who misappropriate relief materials. The KCC mayor accompanied the state minister. The Army Chief visited cyclone-affected Padpamapukur union and distributed relief among the people at Patakhali village under Shymnagar upazila. General Moeen told the newsmen that the Bangladesh Army distributed relief materials among the storm-hit people besides the government relief works in Satkhira. The Army also took part in rescue operation in the coastal areas and still are continuing it besides helping the government relief activities. The government will take necessary measures to save the properties of the coastal people through repairing the damaged embankment, he added. Two more bodies were recovered from the affected areas today. Including this two, the death toll raises to 59 in Satkhira district, according to DRRO office sources.