50 tsunami victims get permanent houses in Andaman

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Port Blair, Apr 15 (UNI) Nearly four years after the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was hit by the devastating tsunami in 2004, 50 affected families today got their permanent houses constructed by the administration.

The shelters, constructed at Bambooflat, 15 km from here, were handed over to the tsunami-affected by Lt Governor Bhopinder Singh.

The administration has taken up the construction of as many as 9797 permanent houses for the victims in ten remote islands.

The Hindustani Covenant Church, an NGO, was engaged in construction of these shelters.

''I am delighted to see the cooperation extended by the NGOs in building such shelters. The administration will complete construction of all tsunami shelters soon,'' Lt Governor told mediapersons.

He informed that the free ration scheme would continue for all the victims and also asked the beneficiaries to take care of the hygiene and sanitation in their area.

UNI SKR PP AKJ VC1816

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