IDB Hands over 11 Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh

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IDB Hands over 11 Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh

Jeddah, 9 August 2016 / 6 Thu Al Qi’da 1437 H:

Dr. Mohammad Hassan Salem, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) represented handed over 11 Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters, as part of the forth phase of the Fael Khair Program in Bangladesh which was donated by the Late King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him). The Handing Over were attended by high ranking local government officials in the areas were the Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters are located.

The total number of Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters that was handed is now 106 out of 174 which will be finished this year Inshallah.

These state-of-the-art buildings are part of a long cherished dream of the local population. Each building, apart from serving as a modern school for 240 students, will also give shelter to 2,000 people and 500 heads of cattle during cyclones, which afflict Bangladesh from time to time.

The schools-cum-shelter buildings have been designed to withstand top wind speeds of up to 260km per hour. These facilities are designed as “green” buildings equipped with durable school furniture, solar power and potable water supply system, including rain water harvesting which provides safe drinking water in this saline belt where safe drinking water is a priceless commodity, especially during calamities.

IDB Hands over 34 Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh

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Part of the Fael Khair Program to aid SIDR Cyclone victims

IDB Hands over 34 Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh

Jeddah, 9 June 2016 / 4 Ramadan 1437 H: In special ceremonies that took place in several locations over five days in Southern Bangladesh, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) represented by Dr. Mohammad Hassan Salem, handed over 34 Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters, as part of the third phase of the Fael Khair Program in Bangladesh which was donated by the Late King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him). The Handing Over ceremonies were attended by high ranking local government officials, including representatives of Primary and Secondary education, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), School administrators and local community leaders.

The total number of Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters that was handed is now 95 out of 174 which will be finished this year Inshallah.

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These state-of-the-art buildings are part of a long cherished dream of the local population. Each building, apart from serving as a modern school for 240 students, will also give shelter to 2,000 people and 500 heads of cattle during cyclones, which afflict Bangladesh from time to time.

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It may be recalled that late King Abdullah, had requested not to reveal his name while donating USD 130 million for providing relief and assistance to the victims of cyclone Sidr as follows: (i) USD 110 million for the construction of a number of School-cum-Cyclone Shelters in the coastal belt of Bangladesh; and (ii) USD 20 million Waqf for providing urgent relief and rehabilitation in the form of agricultural and other inputs to the affected population.

According to an MOU signed with the Bangladesh Government on 12 May 2008, the IDB is responsible for the implementation of the program, with the Government providing all necessary assistance to ensure its completion within the prescribed time.

The schools-cum-shelter buildings have been designed to withstand top wind speeds of up to 260km per hour. These facilities are designed as “green” buildings equipped with durable school furniture, solar power and potable water supply system, including rain water harvesting which provides safe drinking water in this saline belt where safe drinking water is a priceless commodity, especially during calamities.

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11000 people take refuge of cyclone Roanu inside Fael Khair shelters

Cyclone Roanu hit the southern coastline of Bangladesh Saturday 21-5-2016 afternoon. The speed of the wind reached about 88 km/ph. Which took out the trees in it is path, destroyed homes and killed 24 people at least. This caused the locals to leave their homes and take refuge to the nearest shelter along with their families and cattle. Part of these shelters are Fael Khair Schools/Shelters.

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Cyclone Roanu path when it reached the land on 21-May-2016

Before Roanu hit the land it caused heavy rain (300mm) which caused floods and blocked the roads. This forced around 500 thousands people to leave their homes and seek nearby shelters. Part of it are Fael Khair program shelters along the path of the Cyclone in Bhola Island, Patuakali & Chittagong.

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Cyclone wind speed reached 88kmph and waves about 7ft

About 24 people died and more than 140 thousands homes were destroyed. The floods covered a number of villages in low areas that are close to the shores because of the waves that reached about 7ft (2m)

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More than 140 thousands homes were destroyed because of the Cyclone

In the events on 19 & 20 May the government with the help of local organisations and the Red Crescent has requested of the locals who are in the path of the cyclone to leave their homes. More than 500 thousands headed to the shelters

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The locals in their way to the near Fael Khair shelters on foot

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Z3-519 Char Shuvi Reg. Primary School School-cum/shelter in Bhola District, Daulatkhan Upazila

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Fael Khair shelter can hold up to 2000 people along with their cattle and prized possessions like transportation (rickshaw, motorcycles.. etc) – Z3-519

Total number of people who took refuge in Fael Khair shelters is about 11000 with their cattle that reached about 3500 along with their prized possessions and rickshaw. 36 of Fael Khair shelters were opened in the event in coordination with local emergency administration in the areas that are most damaged.

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Photo of some families which took refuge in Fael Khair shelter on 20-May-2016

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Feel Khair shelter can hold 500 cattle. In the photo cattle tied in it is place

The Cyclone cut the electricity wires more than 5 days ago. The local wells were contaminated because of the sea water. The communication were cut because of batteries running out and the difficulties of finding fuel to power up the generators to get back communications and light.

The cyclone was a great case study to prove the design of the school-cum/shelters which were designed to host refuge with their cattle and prized possessions. The shelters used rain water for clean drinking water and solar power to generate power for the communications with the outer world and lighting through the crisis while the refuge are inside.

The following table shows the school-cum/shelters of the Fael Khair program which were used in the event of the cyclone Roanu and the number of people who took refuge with their cattle. Most of the people are back to their homes on the date this report was written. except few families which lost their homes and still in the shelters.

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Prince Badr bin Abdullah and Prince Turki bin Abdullah deliveres the second batch of Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters

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Bangladesh, 18 January 2016 :  In special ceremony that took place in Amtali city in southern Bangladesh, Prince Badr bin Abdullah, a board member of the King Abdullah International Humanitarian Foundation (KAIHF), delivered the second batch of schools and shelters to the people of Bangladeshi community affected by a recent cyclone, as part of the first phase of the Fael Khair Program in Bangladesh which was donated by the Late King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him).

Addressing the ceremony, Prince Badr asked Allah to reward those involved in the project, including blessings for the late King Abdullah. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also spoke at the event.
He said that the KAIHF was doing everything it can to carry on the humanitarian work of his late father. King Abdullah had established many institutions to serve humanity irrespective of race, color, nationality or faith. He had also encouraged dialogue between people, said Prince Badr.
The other areas that King Abdullah had helped develop included education, assisting talented citizens, health facilities, housing, and support for people with disabilities, he said.

The event was attended by Prince Turki bin Abdullah, the chief executive officer of KAIHF, head of the Islamic Development Bank Group Ahmed Mohammed Ali, Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah Al-Mutairi and other officials.


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IDB Hands over 10 Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh

25.04.2015_10-shelters_enJeddah, 25 April 2015 : In special ceremonies that took place in several locations over two days in Southern Bangladesh, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) represented by Dr. Mohammad Hassan Salem and Eng. Sufee Mushtaque Ahmed, handed over 10 Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters, as part of the first phase of the Fael Khair Program in Bangladesh which was donated by the Late King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him). The Handing Over ceremonies were attended by high ranking local government officials, including
representatives of Primary and Secondary education, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), School administrators and local community leaders.

These state-of-the-art buildings are part of a long cherished dream of the local population. Each building, apart from serving as a modern school for 240 students, will also give shelter to 2,000 people and 500 heads of cattle during cyclones, which afflict Bangladesh from time to time.

It may be recalled that late King Abdullah, had requested not to reveal his name while donating USD 130 million for providing relief and assistance to the victims of cyclone Sidr as follows: (i) USD 110 million for the construction of a number of School-cum-Cyclone Shelters in the coastal belt of Bangladesh; and (ii) USD 20 million Waqf for providing urgent relief and rehabilitation in the form of agricultural and other inputs to the affected population.

According to an MOU signed with the Bangladesh Government on 12 May 2008, the IDB is responsible for the implementation of the program, with the Government providing all necessary assistance to ensure its completion within the prescribed time.

The schools-cum-shelter buildings have been designed to withstand top wind speeds of up to 260km per hour. These facilities are designed as “green” buildings equipped with durable school furniture, solar power and potable water supply system, including rain water harvesting which provides safe drinking water in this saline belt where safe drinking water is a priceless commodity, especially during calamities.

The total number of Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters is expected to reach 178 at project completion.
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Fael Khair Building PlaqueType I Buildings Type II Buildings

 

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Inauguration of the First Package Under the Fael Khair Program

On April 27 2014, the President, IDB visited the newly completed shelters under Package-1 for the inauguration ceremony. The ceremony covered the inauguration of two shelters: a shelter-on-stilt type and a killa type.

Bottom: Some photos showing the inauguration of Rayanda Pilot High School-Cum-Shelter (stilt type).

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The Inauguration Ceremony Starts

 

 

 

 

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The Inauguration Marble Stone

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 President, Islamic Development Bank Delivers a Speech

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Some Samples Produced by Beneficiaries of the Fael Khair Program Wakf for the Rehabilitation of Cyclone Victims

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Inspecting the Roof Including the Water Harvesting Facility and Solar Panels (Seen Behind to the Right)

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Group Photo at the Main Entrance

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The Building (Photo Taken at the End of the Inauguration Ceremony)

 

Early 2014 Updates on Awarding Packages to Contractors

By the beginning of 2014, two more packages were awarded, namely: Package-9 was signed with Mir Akhtar Hossain (10 sites) while Package-10 was awarded to Corolla Corp. Ltd. (9 sites).

Additionally, the final two Packages 11 & 12 (6 & 14 sites respectively) are now under tendering.

Package-2A (11 sites), formerly awarded to DCL before its termination, has now been awarded to SINAMM Ltd.

The First Few School-Cum-Shelters About to be Completed!

Towards the end of 2013, a few schools-cum-shelters entered the final stages of construction. The above picture shows one of the first completed school-cum-shelters: Amadi Jaigir Mohal Takimuddin High School (from Package-1 by contractor Abdul Monem).

A few other school/shelters are also in the final phases of construction and are planned to be completed by the end of 2013.

Locals Taking Refuge in Fael Khair Shelters During Cyclone Mohasen

On 17 May 2013, Cyclone Mohasen hit the southern belt of Bangladesh at 100KM/hour. The cyclone’s path was east to that of Cyclone Sidr, hitting the eastern island of Bhola on its way towards the northeast, passing by Noakhali and Feni until it crossed over the borders to the eastern states of India.

 

Compared to its predecessor (Cyclone Sidr), Cyclone Mohasen was far less devastating, killing a total number of 11 people (compared to at least 3,400 deaths in the case of Sidr). During this Cyclone, some of the almost-completed Fael Khair shelters were used for the first time by locals to take refuge from the cyclone. The photos below show some shots of those locals taking refuge inside shelters built by Abdul Monem (Package-1).

 

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Construction Works in Zone-1 (Package-1) by M/S Abdul Monem Ltd.

 

On May 24, 2011, an agreement was signed between the Project Management Consultant (IMC) and Abdul Munem Ltd. for the construction of 24 school-cum-cyclone shelters in Zone-1 as package-1 and envisaged to take nearly 18 months to be completed. Prior to this Site survey and selection was completed in early 2011.

The Zone-1 sites were divided into four packages and issued for bidding, where Abdul Monem Ltd., SINAMM Engineering Ltd., Mir Akhter Hossain Ltd. and Corolla Corporation (BD) Ltd. were finally awarded.