Govt ready to face cyclone at coastal areas

DHAKA, May 29, 2017 (BSS) - The government has undertaken all out preparatory measures to provide support to cyclone affected people at coastal areas amid cyclone 'MORA' heading towards the north.

"We have already allocated Taka five lakh and 100 metric tonnes of rice for each coastal district, where probable cyclone might hit," additional secretary of disaster management and relief ministry M Golam Mostafa said here today after emerging from a meeting at the conference room.

He said the deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officers concerned would have to prepare shelter centers, drinking water, safe places for domestic animals, medical teams, due to the probable cyclone hit the coastal areas.

Besides, Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) volunteers and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) units would be remained ready in the areas, Mostafa said.

He added that apart from coastal zone, deputy commissioners at Rangamati, Bardarban and Khagrachhari would take cautionary measures amid landsides and heavy rain.

The government would provide all supports to the cyclone affected people so that every people would be shifted to safe place during the natural disaster, another additional secretary of the ministry M Faizur Rahman said.

He said steps were taken to remain open National Disaster Response Co-ordination Center (NDRCC) for providing all sorts of cooperation.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)