Kuwaiti expatriates demand that Sylhet be declared a ‘flood prone’ area

Kuwait representative

Moulvibazar, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Sylhet districts have been declared as ‘flood prone’ areas and expatriates living in Kuwait have demanded immediate relief.

On Sunday (June 23), they made this demand at a meeting organized by the Greater Sylhet Kuwaiti expatriates at the Rajbari restaurant in Kuwait City. Abu Saeed Qutb Uddin, President of Sylhet Division Expatriate Welfare Council Kuwait, presided over the event.

Kazi Safiq, advisor of Jalalabad Association Kuwait, was present as the chief guest in the event moderated by General Secretary of Sunamganj Human Welfare Society, Suruk Mia. Jalalabad Association Kuwait General Secretary Muradul Haque Chowdhury was the main speaker.

Jalalabad Association Kuwait Advisor Alim Uddin, Bangladesh Press Club Kuwait General Secretary AH Zubed, Fenchuganj Kalyan Samity Kuwait General Secretary Ahad Ambia Khokon, Jalalabad Association Farwania Branch Convener Lokman Zahid, Rajnagar Pravasi Oikya Parishad General Secretary Kuwait were also present as guests. Alal Ahmad, Vice President of Jalalabad Association Kuwait Lechu Miah and many others.

Speakers at the event declared the four districts of Sylhet division as ‘flood prone’ areas and demanded quick relief, besides requesting the government to look into why the people of Sylhet region, known as the second London, suffer so much due to repeated floods.

After 2022, again in 2024, greater Sylhet has been flooded. According to the four district administrations of the region, at least 1.6 lakh people are waterlogged in the division. And thousands of people have taken shelter in shelters.