Bangladesh Army ready to work in any disaster: Army Chief Aziz in Satkhira
Tarikul Islam Lavlu, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed (BSP, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSP, G) said that the Bangladesh Army is ready to work in any disaster situation in the country. The government has adopted a plan for long-term sustainable and sustainable construction. The government is working sincerely. We are ready to take responsibility if the army is given responsibility.
Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed made the remarks while inspecting the cyclone-hit area at 11am on Thursday (June 11) and exchanging views with media personnel at the Satkhira Circuit House.
He added that potable water is being provided to the affected areas through water treatment plants. The army has 18 water treatment plants. Of these, three have already been provided for resolving the water crisis on the coast. If you need more, you have to ask us.
Since June 21, the army has renovated 480 houses. The army has so far distributed relief items to 10,000 distressed families from its own funds. We also have limitations. We are going to serve the needy. The Bangladesh Army is also working to reduce water logging. In Jamalpur and Siraganj, the army has succeeded in protecting the dams. The army will work if the government gives responsibility in the coastal areas.
“We are providing medical care to the people in the Corona epidemic,” he said. It will continue. The Bangladesh Army is providing medical services to pregnant mothers on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. We provide medical care to those who cannot go to the hospital because of the corona virus. Doctors are also busy with treatment at this time.
Referring to the medical services at Jhikargachha in Jessore, the Army Chief further said, “We have provided medical services to more than two thousand pregnant mothers there.” We will go through this service and the army will also provide the necessary medicines.
Responding to a question from reporters about the corona virus and coastal embankment reform, the army chief said the lockdown was a matter for the local administration to decide. If the local administration wants the cooperation of the army, we will cooperate. The government has adopted plans to build long-term permanent and sustainable coastal embankments. We are ready to take responsibility if the government gives responsibility to the army in any disaster.
The government wanted to know whether the army will do the job of protecting the dam? We have said that the army is ready to do the work given by the government. We are proud of it. Now we are planning how to make the work beautiful. People are needed at the moment to protect the dam, bamboo and other equipment will be needed. Not everything can be found adequately. Still we are trying.
He said the army is always ready to work under the direction of the Prime Minister. We will try to do the job well. The people have confidence in the army. We need the cooperation of the local administration. If we get that then we can do the job well. The concerned ministry also has to think about that.
Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed reached Satkhira by helicopter at 10 am. He then addressed the army members.
“We have come to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of the cyclone,” he said. I did not come to work to maintain law and order. No one can be slapped here. Be humble with everyone. We have to remember that we are here for humanitarian work. ‘
Army Quartermaster General Lt. was present at the time. General Shamsul Haque, GOC of Jessore Cantonment Major General Humayun Kabir, Director of Military Intelligence Directorate Brigadier General Mamum, Director of IFCR Lt. Colonel Abdullah bin Ziad and other senior officials. After the exchange of views, Army Chief Aziz Ahmed visited Asashuni and Shyamnagar of Satkhira and Koira area of Khulna by helicopter.
Tarikul Islam Lavlu, Bangladesh.