Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will ensure food for every people hit by the flood that wrecked havoc in the northern district of Bangladesh.
“The government has taken measures as per flood-forecasting. We have taken precautionary measures to avoid food shortage. The government will ensure that none of the victims pass through difficulty without food,” said Hasina, who is now on her second spell of visit to the flood-affected districts.
The Prime Minister flew to Gaibandha in the morning to see conditions of the flood-hit people and distribute relief goods among them. Hasina is scheduled to visit some parts of Bogra in the afternoon.
Hasina urged the people not to get frustrate with the natural calamity. Rather she asked them to overcome the situation with patience.
She assured that her party is always by their side to assist.
“My conviction is to be with you, does not matter whether we are in the government or in the opposition. The Awami League is always with you,” Hasina told a crowd in Gobindaganj sub-district.
She said the schools devastated by the floods will be reconstructed and the students who lost their books and other educational stuffs will be provided with them afresh.
The government has been trying to rehabilitate the roads washed away by the floods. She assured the road repair works will be completed soon.
An Air Force helicopter carrying the premier landed at the helipad in Boalia of Gobindaganj upazila at about 10.10 am.
She distributed relief goods among the flood victims and seedlings of paddy among the flood-hit farmers there.
Hasina is scheduled to exchange views with political leaders, elites and the government officials involved in flood management at the Gobindaganj Upazila Parishad Hall Room.
In the afternoon, Hasina will visit Sariakandi upazila of Bogra and distribute relief materials to the flood victims as well as paddy seedlings to the flood-stricken farmers at Sariakandi High School Playground.
She is schedule to return to Dhaka in the afternoon.
Hasina visited Dinajpur and Kurigram district to see the condition of flood-hit people on August 20.