26 May 2024, 19:22
Update : 26 May 2024, 19:29

Sheikh Hasina monitoring cyclone situation: Mohibbur

DHAKA, May 26, 2024 (BSS)- State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohibbur Rahman here today said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is constantly monitoring the  activities of tackling severe cyclone ‘Remal’.

“Over 8 lakh people have so far been evacuated to shelters centers as cyclone Remal is approaching the Bangladesh coast. We are trying to send all vulnerable people to shelter as the met office has declared great danger signal No 10,” he said after an inter-ministerial meeting on disaster management in the ministry.

Mohibbur said the leaves of all officials and employees of all ministries as well as city corporations and municipalities have been cancelled, he added.

The cyclone is expected to start land fall in the Bangladesh coast by this evening, he said, adding the main part of the cyclone will cross Bangladesh by midnight.

He said, “We have made all preparations to deal with the disaster. We have the capacity and experience. If everyone follows the instructions, we hope that we will be able to deal with this disaster successfully as before.”

The state minister said 7,000 to 8,000 shelters are ready for providing shelter to people. Adequate dry food, biscuits, water and medical supplies have reached all the shelters," he said, adding the armed forces are also ready.

Secretary of the ministry Kamrul Hasan was present.



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