100 cyclone shelters, 49 flood shelters open Thursday

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-10-12
Published : 12 Oct 2016, 20:29:24 | Updated : 12 Oct 2016, 20:31:16

100 cyclone shelters, 49 flood shelters open Thursday

100 cyclone shelters, 49 flood shelters open Thursday
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open on Thursday 100 cyclone shelters and 49 flood shelters at a programme in the capital marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction on the day.

Disaster Management and Relief Minster Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya briefed reporters about the programmes of the day at his office on Wednesday.

The Disaster Management and Relief Ministry has chalked out elaborate programmes, including discussions, distribution of leaflets, publication of supplements, rallies and painting competitions to observe the day.

Maya said the government took numerous steps to face natural disasters alongside raising awareness among people.

Six salvage vessels were given to Navy, Coast Guard and Rapid Action Battalion to carry out rescue operations in cyclone-hit areas, he added.—AR 

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