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Cyclone Fani damage worth Tk 536 crore

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The damage caused by Cyclone Fani has been estimated to be Tk 536.61 crore, the government said on Thursday.

The damage caused by Cyclone Fani has been estimated to be Tk 536.61 crore, the government said on Thursday.

It affected the environment, infrastructure and livelihood of the people when it swept across the country.

“The cyclone flooded 63,000 hectares of land and destroyed crops on 1,800 hectares,” State Minister for Disaster Management Enamur Rahman said after a meeting on assessing the damage and chalking out rehabilitation plans.

“The agriculture department suffered Tk 38 crore of damage ... Recommendations have been made to waiver debts and provide subsidy to farmers in Fani-hit areas,” he said.

Apart from this, Tk 251 crore will be needed to repair around 21.95km stretches of embankments at 240 places, he said, adding that road repair cost would be about Tk 161.63 crore.

The forest suffered a damage of Tk 5 crore while the amount was Tk 2.84 crore for fisheries. 

He added that Tk 78.14 crore would be needed to repair 2,063 damaged houses.

“The rehabilitation will be done quickly at the prime minister’s order,” he said.

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