Bangladesh sends 10,000 tonnes rice and drinking water to Nepal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the sending of 10,000 metric tonnes of rice and safe drinking water as relief to earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Published : 4 May 2015, 11:52 AM
Updated : 4 May 2015, 01:46 PM

Prime minister’s Press Secretary AKM Shamim Chowdhury told that the PM gave the directive on Monday.

The process of dispatch had already begun, Shamim said. “The relief materials will be transported by road and air,” he said.

More than 7,000 people have died in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude of earthquake hit the country on Apr 25.

The next day, a 34-member team representing Bangladesh reached Kathmandu carrying emergency aid, medicine, tents, blankets, biscuits and canned food for the victims.

According to the local media, severe landslides and bad weather had hindered relief operations in the remote areas.