The school-slash-cyclone centre was built in 2010-11, costing Tk3 crore
A school-and-cyclone shelter building is at the verge of being washed away by the flood-fuelled Meghna River.
The four-storey building of Nishchintopur Shikdar Bazar Model High School of was built in 2010-11 fiscal year, costing at least Tk3 crore. The school began its journey in 2008 with 216 students and 12 teachers in Char Jahiruddin, Bhola.
The school was built to promote education and safety to the underprivileged people of Char Jahiruddin but it is being washed away by the river with at least Tk1 crore worth of logistics, which is very frustratating said, Jakir Hossain, acting headmaster of the school.
He claimed that if the authority could have transferred the school's possessions elsewhere, it might have cost less monetary harm, but their delay in action is causing the school building to be completely washed away.
Thebuilding was falling into the river till Wednesday evening, after the structure tilted for days amid the floods, putting the future of the school’s students in jeopardy, Headmaster Jakir said.
When contacted, UNO Al Noman said: “BWDB authority has issued tenders to remove the building earlier, but due to the heavy flood it has not been possible; now it is already half devoured at the river.”