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Deputy Minister: Govt ready to face flood

  • Published at 10:48 pm July 12th, 2020
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The Surma river was 17cm above the danger mark at Shologhar point and the Jadukata River was flowing 23cm above the danger mark in Bishwamvarpur upazila at 9am on Friday, July 10, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Enamul Hoque Shameem made the remarks while talking to reporters at his office at the Secretariat in Dhaka, said a press release

Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem on Sunday said the government has taken all-out preparations to face the current flood situation.

“The flood situation of the country is being monitored since the beginning of the monsoon season in the last April. Preparations have been made in advance to control the flood situation under the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.

Enamul Hoque Shameem made the remarks while talking to reporters at his office at the Secretariat in Dhaka, said a press release.

Earlier, he held meetings with the ministry, the director general of the Water Development Board (WDB), and the head of the task force.

The deputy minister said that the government is monitoring the flood situation all the time. “Even today, I have talked to the deputy commissioners and executive engineers of 22 districts and given necessary instructions.” 

He said: “Flood and river erosion areas have been identified across the country. I have visited 54 erosion areas in 30 districts with senior officials. 

“Immediate action has been taken by identifying the risky erosion areas.”


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