Gov’t to stand by people until all damages repaired/ Trenching lands for leading water towards sea should be accelerated/ Interior minister’s presence in Golestan very effective for managing crisis
President said that we will turn sanctions and threats into opportunities, the President thanked IRGC, Army, Basij, Red Crescent, and all relief forces who helped the people in floodhit areas.
Speaking on Wednesday at the session of Coordination Council of Disaster Management Taskforce of Golestan Province, Dr Hassan Rouhani said called on the Housing Foundation, Plan and Budget Organisation, and members of the parliament to accelerate repairing the damages.
He said, We will stand by the people until the floodwater is drained and damages are repaired, and the government supports the Housing Foundation for reconstruction of houses.
Stating that, We have come to sympathise and emphasise with noble people of Golestan, Dr Rouhani said, We respect the people of Golestan Province for their bravery, spirit and kindness.
Unity among all ethnic and religious groups in this province is exceptional, added the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
He continued, IRGC, Army, Basij, Red Crescent, and all relief forces have been at the service of the floodhit people and we appreciate their efforts.
In the long term, we require a wide waterway for this area, he said, adding that Dr Rahmani Fazli is one of the devoted ministers of the cabinet.
The President also said, Appointing an acting governorgeneral for this province was a must.
Dr Rouhani went on to state, It is an honour for the government and the armed forces to serve the people.
Saying that, Most of the houses in Aqqala and Gamishan are under the cover of insurance, he continued, Developing insurance is the ultimate solution to addressing disasters.
Floods bring people hardships, but we need to turn them into an opportunity to resolve the basic problems that the province has, said Rouhani.
He added, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology should continue and develop the alert system.
President Rouhani continued, I thank all popular and armed forces, and organs and institutions for their services to people in these recent days.
Let’s turn sanctions and threats into opportunities together, he added, saying, The government has taken good decisions to compensate and repair the damages caused by the floods.
He also went on to say, After the final estimate of damages, the government will provide the necessary budget.
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran