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Government to rebuild houses for flood victims, says Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya

Sun Online Desk     20th August, 2017 12:03:33 printer

Government to rebuild houses for flood victims, says Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Saturday said the government would rebuild houses for the flood victims.

"Relief operations would continue until receding of floodwaters," he told a relief distribution function on the premises of Pilot Government Primary School of Melandah upazila in Jamalpur district.

The flood situation may improve in the country as all major rivers are likely to flow normal within the next four to five days though the Ganges-Padma rive is in the rising trend, Executive Engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) Md Sazzad Hossain said.

"Water level in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna is receding by 16cm on an average in most places, meaning the river system will be normal within the next four or five days" he said. 

He also added although the Padma at Goalundo point is flowing above the danger mark, it will be flowing normal within the next few days. 

"Even if the weather continues with light to moderate rain, the flood situation will improve gradually. This rainfall will not have much impact over the flood," Sazzad Hossain said. 

The overall water level has recorded a fall to 1 meter from 1.5 meter of danger level improving the flood situation in the country, he said, adding that the flood situation in the northern region of the country is improving rapidly. 

Water levels at 36 rivers stations monitored by FFWC have marked increase and 51 stations recorded fall while 28 river stations are flowing above danger level with three river stations in steady sate, he added.

The highest water level was recorded fall 38 cm at Kurigram station in the Ghagot river and highest water level was recorded increase 35 cm at Rohanpur station in Mohananda river in last 24 hours ending at 9 am today, the FFWC office said in a release this morning.

The highest danger level is flowing 118 cm at Sirajganj station in Jamuna river and lowest 1 cm at Kurigram station in Dharla river, the release said.

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