The state minister made the remarks while inspecting the flood-affected areas of Teesta river at Gatiyasham area of Rajarhat in Kurigram on Friday morning.

The state minister said, "It is uncertain when it will be completed. However, if the project is completed, the people of Teesta will not have any more misery."

He added that heavy rains and onrushing waters have caused flash floods in four districts including Kurigram. The government is working to alleviate the plight of those affected by the floods and erosion.

Each of the four districts has been allotted 50 MT of rice, Tk 500,000, 4,000 packets of dry food, Tk 200,000 more for cattle food and 100 bundles of corrugated iron sheets.

Arrangements will be made for the rehabilitation of each family affected by floods and river erosion, he said.

At least 1017 families in three unions of Rajarhat were affected by Teesta erosion.

Later, relief materials including 10 kg of rice, 1 kg of chira and half a kg of pulses and oil were distributed among the affected families at Sarishabari Government Primary School ground.