DNCC plans to send aid to Turkey

Published : 12 Feb 2023 10:10 PM

Dhaka North City Corporation DNCC has decided to send humanitarian aid to Turkey affected by the earthquake. This decision was taken at the 20th corporation meeting of the 2nd Parishad held at the DNCC head office Nagar Bhaban on Sunday afternoon.

At the beginning of the corporation meeting, when the DNCC mayor mentioned the issue of humanitarian assistance for Turkey affected by the earthquake, all the councilors supported it and the councilors themselves assured to provide assistance from their personal side.

DNCC mayor said in the president's speech at the corporation meeting, 'Earthquake-affected Turkey has sought humanitarian assistance from Bangladesh. People are running out of food and medicine in Turkey, which was hit by a terrible earthquake. Winter clothes are very necessary there in severe winters. We stand by the humanitarian aid from DNCC for the affected people of Turkey during this difficult time. We will send winter clothes, food and medicine. Also calling upon the councilors to help as much as possible from their personal side. From DNCC, I will reach the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency-vaccination office in Dhaka soon.'

It should be noted that in the context of the humanitarian crisis caused by the severe earthquake in the southern part of Turkey, Turkey has asked Bangladesh for winter clothes, foodstuffs and medicines as part of the assistance. But the country will not take any financial aid in cash. Dhaka's Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency-vaccination office will take these support. They will send these items to Turkey. Mustafa Osman Turan, Ambassador of Turkey to Dhaka, gave this information in a press conference at his office on Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Atiqul Islam also said, 'There is a very cordial relationship between Bangladesh and Turkey. A bust sculpture of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a park named after him have been erected in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Again, there is a road named after the father of the Turkish nation, Kemal Atatürk, in Banani, Dhaka. It has also been decided to name a park adjacent to Banani Road after Kemal Atatürk. The two countries have very deep ties. It is our humanitarian responsibility to extend a helping hand to Turkey in this difficult time.

Chief Executive Officer Salim Reza, Chief Health Officer Brigadier General Zobaidur Rahman, Chief Engineer Brigadier General Amirul Islam, Chief Waste Management Officer Commodore SM Sharif-ul Islam and all department heads of DNCC and councilors of DNCC and other seniors attended the meeting under the chairmanship of DNCC Secretary Mohammad Masud Alam Siddique. Officials were present.