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Call for creating mass awareness among people

Fighting flood

Call for creating mass awareness among people

Our Correspondent GAIBANDHA, July 12: Speakers at a function underscored the need for creating mass awareness among the people of disaster prone areas of the upazila about early preparedness for floods in a bid to reduce risks of natural calamities. They told this in a day-long workshop on early preparedness for flood held at the conference room of SKS Foundation at Radhakrishnapur, on the outskirt of the district town on Wednesday. Fulchhari upazila disaster management committee (UDMC) organized the workshop under Disaster Reduction Management (DRM) project being implemented by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) with the financial and technical support of Swiss Red Cross (SRC) in the upazila. Presided over by upazila parishad chairman GM Selim Parvez, the workshop was also addressed, among others, by UNO Abdul Halim Tolstoy, upazila vice chairman Hukum Ali, female vice chairman Anju Monowara Begum Marry, upazila agriculture officer M. Asaduzzaman, upazila livestock officer Dr. Abul Kalam Shamsuddin, upazila primary education officer Kafil Uddin, upazila cooperative officer Arab Ali, former commander of upazila Muktijoddha Sangshad Habibur Rahman and Fulchhari union parishad chairman Abdul Gafur Mondal. They also put emphasis on addressing the flood properly and courageously through avoiding huge losses of lives and properties in cordial and united efforts of all the concerned and other stakeholders of the upazila. Earlier, the bad and negative impacts of flood and doings at pre, during and post period of flood as a member of the committee were elaborately briefed by manager of SRC-DRM project, Dhaka Tuhin Samaddar. Senior resilience manager of BDRCS Jasim Uddin Kabir said the organization had been working relentlessly for the disaster affected people of the country for long aimed at mitigating their sufferings caused by flood and other catastrophes. Apart from it, DRM project manager Golam Mostafa made a power point presentation on the overall activities of the project and said the project was being implemented at Gozaria, Fazlupur, Erendabari and Fulchhari unions of the upazila since July, 2017. Almost all the members of the UDMC participated in the workshop.

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