23 districts of Bangladesh may be flooded within next week

People in 23 districts of Bangladesh may be flooded next week, said the Minister of State for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman.

The Durability of these floods could be prolonged, he said. The government has made the necessary allocations and preparations to deal with the floods. The Prime Minister is constantly inquiring and giving instructions.

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Referring to the flood forecasting and warning center at an online press conference on Thursday, the state minister said, “The warning issued by the flood forecasting center announced that the water level will rise from July 11, the Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Padma and Meghna rivers will rise.” This time it will spread to 23 districts and the people of those 23 districts are going to be flooded. ‘

He also said, “We sent 200 tons of rice, Tk 5 lakh, Tk 2 lakh for baby food, Tk 2 lakh for cattle and 2,000 packets of dry food to each district yesterday. So that even if the water level rises, the field administration can stand by the people with relief materials.”

The state minister said Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Bogra, Sirajganj, Tangail, Jamalpur, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Faridpur, Madaripur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Chandpur, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, and Rajshahi is in risk to be flooded. Instructions have been given to keep shelters ready in these 23 districts.

He said, “Since there will be more floods, people will have to come to the shelters. We have instructed the concerned people to prepare more shelters.” Because coronavirus infection is going on, in this situation so that social distance can be maintained. We have instructed all to use masks.”

He said all kinds of arrangements will be made by converting the schools and colleges into shelters. A list of how many shelters have been opened and how many have taken refuge there has been sent to the relief ministry.

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