The United States says it will provide Bangladesh with four-point-three
million dollars to build cyclone shelters and bridges in coastal areas
devastated by last year's Cyclone Sidr.
In a press release issued Sunday, the U.S. embassy in Dhaka said that
24 multi-purpose cyclone shelters and four bridges will be built with
the money, provided by the U.S. Pacific Command.
The press release says 15-hundred people can be accommodated in each
shelter, which will serve as schools when not needed for emergencies.
Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh in November 2007. It killed an estimated 35-hundred people and left another two million homeless.
Immediately after the cyclone, Washington provided 36-point-five
million dollars for emergency food assistance and non-food emergency