Govt. has preparations to tackle flood: HPM Sheikh Hasina

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has all preparations to tackle the flood situation.

Addressing a function at his office on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said flash flood few days ago in country's haor areas and present flood in Sylhet area are also a precaution of flood in southern part of the country.

Southern parts of the country might be inundated at the end of August, she apprehended.

"But we have all preparations. We are taking steps to help the people of the affected areas with food and other materials," she said.

Though we try to keep the extent of damage to lower level, but naturally any disaster have an effect on economy, she added.

On the occasion, National Wages and Productivity Commission submitted report to the Prime Minister.

The prime minister mentioned about two previous floods saying in 1988 many people died in lack of food, but her government successfully could manage the situation in 1998 when Bangladesh experienced longest flood in the history and 70 percent area of the country went under water.

"We know that natural disaster is common phenomenon in Bangladesh. At the same time we have all preparations to tackle the situation," the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said there is a standing order about the duties of every department in any disaster and accordingly they take measures. Bangladesh has set example in the world in disaster management, she said.

Photo: Saiful Islam Kallol

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