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

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6 August 2016 – A representative of
the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Dr. Mohammad Hassan Salem, handed
over 11 Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters as part of the fourth phase of
the Fael Khair Program in Bangladesh. The program was funded by the
Late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

A total of 106 out of 174 planned shelters have been handed over so
far. Each building will serve as a modern educational institution for
240 students and will provide shelter to 2,000 people and 500 cattle
during the country’s frequent cyclones.
The Late King Abdullah’s grant of US $130 million for relief and
assistance to the victims of cyclone Sidr is used as follows:
• US $110 million to construct 174 School-cum-Cyclone Shelters in the
coastal belt of Bangladesh
• US $20 million Waqf as partial support to maintain the buildings and
to provide urgent relief and rehabilitation through agricultural and
other inputs to the affected population

The handover was part of a series of special ceremonies that took
place in several locations in Southern Bangladesh. The ceremonies were
attended by high ranking local government officials, including
representatives of primary and secondary education, the local
government engineering department, school administrators and local
community leaders.