Tropical storm Fani caused for damages at Tk 536 crore


Dhaka, May 09: The size of loss caused by Fani was estimated at worth Tk 536.61 crore as the cyclonic storm damaged homesteads, roads, croplands and embankments in various districts.Disaster Management and Relief Ministry revealed the information after holding a meeting of Inter-Ministerial Disaster Management Coordination Committee (IMDMCC) at the secretariat Thursday with state minister for disaster management and relief Dr Enamur Rahman in the chair.

Among others, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Disaster Management and Relief Ministry AB Tajul Islam, officials of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Meteorological Department Director Shamsuddin Ahmed attended the meeting.

The cyclonic storm caused damage to homesteads worth Tk 78.14 crore, flood protection embankments Tk 251 crore, fisheries Tk 2.84 crore, forests and environment (mango orchards) Tk 5 and agriculture Tk 38.64 crore.

Besides, the cost of repairing the roads damaged by Fani was estimated at Tk 161.63 crore.