50 more cyclone shelters to be built in Pirojpur

PIROJPUR, The government will build 50 more

cyclone shelter centres in the coastal region and disasterprone areas of the

district aiming to minimize the loss and casualties of natural disasters.

Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) will implement the

project work with the financial support of World Bank, executive engineer of

LGED Susanto Ranjon Roy said.

The construction work of the cyclone shelters in seven upzilas, mostly

in Mathbaria upazila 22, of the district will be finished in 202223

financial year, he added.

He also said during a cyclone, these shelters can accommodate

approximately 50,000 people and will also provide classroom space for

students.

These cyclone shelters will be serving as safe havens during floods,

cyclones and other natural disasters.

These shelter buildings will be built for multipurpose uses. Students

will get good class room and good atmosphere and during cyclone and flood,

locals will take shelter in the buildings with different facilities.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)