Ref: As the nation Friday mourned one of the grimmest worst tragedies caused by natural calamity, Food and Disaster Management Minister Dr Abdur Razzak urged the international community to extend help in cash and technological know-how in combating adversities of climate change.
“International community should not keep their effort confined to only giving compensation and creating awareness on climate change…they should rather extend financial and technological cooperation to vulnerable, affected countries in facing climate-change challenges,” said the minister at a commemorative programme in the city Friday.
Sandwip Cross Dam Implementation Parishad (SCDIP) organized the programme in commemoration of the victims of the catastrophic cyclone that lashed the country`s coastal belt, stretching from Bhola to Cox`s Bazar, on the dreadful night of April 29 in 1991, killing around 1.4 lakh people.
Abdur Razzak in his speech also informed the islanders about the initiatives taken by the government to face natural disasters.
State Minister for Water Resources Mahbubur Rahman at the function said, “Noakhali-Sandwip dam-building project has been approved in the meantime. Besides, discussion on Urirchar-Sandwip dam construction is underway.”
SCDIP president Md Jamal Uddin presided over the programme.