On Sunday 13th May 2012 Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, headed a delegation to assess the flood damaged areas in Baghlan and Takhar provinces. Minister Barmak was accompanied by the Dr Kakar, General Director of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), members of Parliament, Baghlan provincial leadership as well as survey teams from the MRRD.
The team visited flood victims in the districts of Nahrin, Bannu, Andarab, Borka and Khost wa Farank. Minister Barmak advised the work teams to reopen the roads as soon as possible and to rehabilitate the drinking water sources as well as repair the irrigation channels.
In Takhar the delegation visited Ishkemesh district, and provided the flood victims with relief packages to assist them with their immediate needs. The survey team will assess the damage to the district and report back to the necessary authorities in the near future.