According to government, amount of damage due to floods in Cox’s Bazar is Tk 622 crore

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Mohammad Aman Ullah

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 It has been officially reported that about Tk 622 crore has been damaged in the communication, agriculture, education, tourism and fisheries sectors due to severe floods in Cox’s Bazar. However, many people think that if we calculate the damage to most of the fishing enclosures, businesses, and houses in Chakaria-Pekua, it will exceed thousands of crores of rupees. District Administrator Muhammad Shaheen Imran said that after the observation of the 60 unions of the district during the post-flood period, the amount of damage was 621 crore 91 lakh 77 thousand taka. has been determined. 5 lakh 13 thousand 40 members of 1 lakh 2 thousand 608 families were affected by the flood. At this time, 20 people died due to drowning and landslides. This information has been mentioned in the report of the district administration sent to the director general (DG) of the disaster management department. According to the information given by the disaster and relief wing of the district administration, landslides occurred in some upazilas when the continuous rains started on August 7. At the same time, the lowland areas are flooded with water from the mountain runoff. Especially in Chakaria and Pekua upazilas, almost all the unions went under water. Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong highway and various byways were cut off. According to the district administration, an area of 506.28 square kilometers was inundated in the district due to floods. 3 thousand 180 houses, 12 thousand 239.5 hectares of crop land, 22 culverts, 26 health centers, 12 thousand 623 tube wells and 28 thousand 936 latrines were damaged. Besides, 42 goats, 32 cows, one buffalo, 1 thousand 116 ducks and 1 lakh 36 thousand 910 chickens died in the water. 24.98 kilometers of paved roads, 49.29 kilometers of semi-paved roads and 124.80 kilometers of unpaved roads, 77.5 kilometers of power lines, 48 religious institutions, 9.5 kilometers of embankments and 182 educational institutions were damaged. Besides, ponds, ponds, farms and shrimp enclosures were damaged. 15 incidents of trawler sinking have occurred in floods.

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