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PM directs authorities to prepare for prolonged floods

  • Published at 10:20 pm August 10th, 2020
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People commute haphazardly due to lack of other modes of transportation in flood-hit Kurigram district Dhaka Tribune

Ongoing floods have inundated nearly a quarter of the country this year

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned for taking preparations in advance to face any possible long-term flood as forecasted by the metrological department.

“The prime minister has made us aware especially about the flash flood in mid of the Bangla month Bhadra (at the end of August) which may prevail for a longer time,” Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said on Monday.

Briefing the media on the weekly cabinet meeting, he said the PM also asked authorities concerned to quicken the rehabilitation since the existing water level of the major rivers such as the Padma and the Jamuna have continued to decline for the last few days.

A rehabilitation programme that has been taken to this end would be implemented in three phases, according to the cabinet secretary.

The LGRD ministry has been tasked for reconstructing or repairing the damaged infrastructures while the water development board for repairing the embankments damaged by the floods, he said adding that a huge allocation has been given to this end, he added.

Hasina also asked concerned government departments to take special care on production of the Ropa Aman (T-Aman) to ensure food security.

“The Prime Minister directed us to take special care as the seeds of Aman were destroyed due to the ongoing flood,” said Cabinet Secretary Islam.

The premier simultaneously has asked the authorities concerned to plant water tolerant varieties (of paddy) comparatively on higher places as Aman seeds were destroyed.

He said the agriculture ministry has got huge allocation to this end.

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