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.