Rehabilitation starts along with relief operations: CA | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 04, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 04, 2007

Rehabilitation starts along with relief operations: CA

Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said rehabilitation work in cyclone battered areas has started alongside the relief operations.
He said this while receiving donations for the Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund from local and foreign organisations for the cyclone victims at his office.
The head of the caretaker government said a major part of donations given to the relief and welfare fund has been sent for rebuilding the damaged houses in the affected areas.
"It's a matter of satisfaction that people and our friends are unitedly coming forward in aid of the cyclone affected people," he told the contributors.
In rehabilitation, he said, priority has been given primarily to crop, agriculture, fishing and livestock to ensure the livelihoods of the affected people.
Terming the people of the affected areas very courageous and resilient, he said they have started earning their livelihoods with a fresh zeal.
He hoped that the cyclone victims would succeed in their struggle as they did in the past in facing such natural calamities if supports of the government and all others continue for them.
Yesterday's donors include former adviser to the caretaker government SM
Shajahan, ICDDR'B Executive Director Charles Larson, Regional Head and CEO of the State Bank of India, Dhaka, Debabrata Dutta, Country manager of Habib Bank Ltd, Dhaka, Abdul Hye, Chairman of Bangladesh General Insurance Co Ltd Touhid Samad, Additional Secretary of the Finance Division and Chairman of Rupali Bank Ltd Fazlul Karim, Deputy Secretary of the Commerce
Ministry and Administrator of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies Abu Bakker Siddiq Mollah, Secretary General of Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce and Industry MA Matin, Head of Corporate Affairs of Standard Chattered Bank Osman Morad and Chairman of South East Bank Ltd Alamgir Kabir.

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