MUNSHIGANJ, Jan 14 (BSS): Information Minister M Shamsul Islam today said the government had always extended all out cooperation to the victims of natural disasters, including river erosion.
Speaking at the gathering of the victims of river erosion at Hasail- Banri and Phanchgaon unions in Tangibari Upazila in the district, he said all measures have been taken to protect riverbanks from erosion.
The minister distributed relief materials among the victims. Deputy Commissioner of the district Mohammad Anis Uddin Manzur, chairman of Hasail union council Kamruzzaman Bachchu and chairman of Mirkadim pourasabha Mohammad Hossain Renu also addressed the gatherings.
Shamsul Islam said the government has been implementing a number of projects to reduce the damage by the river erosion.
He said the four-party alliance government under the leadership of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is pledge-bound to construct the proposed Padma Bridge. He said the erosion of the river Padma in the area would be controlled after the construction of the bridge.
Referring to the various development programmes implemented by the present government in the last four years, he said massive development works have been done across the country.
Shamsul Islam called upon the people to keep a sharp eye on the people who are involved in hatching conspiracy to hinder the development of the country through different activities including bomb explosion.
He said a certain section had launched the bomb attacks on the innocent people in the name of Islam in a planned way just to hinder the ongoing development activities in the country.
The minister distributed 300 bundles of corrugated iron sheets, Tk 0.13 million and nine tonnes of rice among the victims of the river erosion.