CA updates Iajuddin on post-flood rebuilding | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 28, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2007

CA updates Iajuddin on post-flood rebuilding

Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday called on President Iajuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban and apprised him of the government's post-flood rehabilitation and food-rationing plans.
The president called for concentrated efforts to make sure that the people can lead a normal life.
"We have to ensure a normal lifestyle of the people through combined efforts," he said, expressing his satisfaction over the programme undertaken by the government.
He stressed the need for taking all necessary steps to keep the prices of essentials within the reach of the common people during Ramadan.
The president also asked for beginning the post-flood agricultural rehabilitation in full swing.
The CA also apprised the president of the programme undertaken for keeping the prices of essentials stable and introducing marketing operations under OMS and VGF systems.
He said the government has taken up massive programme for agricultural rehabilitation in the affected areas through disbursing loan and supplying seeds, fertilisers and other inputs.
The VGF programme will start from September 1 and continue for four months in the flood-hit areas, the head of the caretaker government informed the president.
"The government is also starting Open Market Sale (OMS) from September 1 for keeping the prices of essentials within the reach of the people. Under the OMS, one kilogram of rice will be sold at Tk 19," the CA informed.
Simultaneously, he said, BDR and Ansar-VDP also have taken initiative to sell essentials through 200 centres.
Apart from taking massive rehabilitation porgramme, the government, with the assistance of the World Bank, also has undertaken a Tk 350-crore project in agricultural research sector.
Secretaries of the president and the chief advisor's offices were present during the meeting.

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