Pledges for aid for relief and rehabilitation work for the country's flood victims are pouring in, reports BSS.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has approved the equivalent of $0.9 million in local currency to relieve human suffering in 17 severely affected districts.
The funds will be utilised through a collaborative flood relief programme with CARE Bangladesh, according to a special release of the US Embassy issued in city Thursday.
This financial support is in addition to a previous USAID relief allocation of $50,000 to meet the operational costs associated with the distribution of non-food relief items and $10,000 in support of the distribution of high energy biscuits in the northern districts.
According to a message received from Beijing, China is ready to extend the hands of cooperation to the Bangladesh government to help it carry out relief rehabilitation operation for the affected people.
Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Shen Guofeng expressed the willingness when the visiting five-member Bangla-desh delegation called on him at his office in the Chinese capital Thursday.
He also said that China was actively considering expansion of trade and commerce with Bangladesh as his government was attaching importance to the development of the country's western region.
The delegation is being led by Barrister Ziaur Rahman Khan MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
European Commission in Brussels, Wednesday announced its decision to provide 2.91 million euro (approximately Tk 215.19 million) emergency funds for flood relief to help flood victims in rural Bangladesh.
The funds will be channelled through the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson, said a release in city.