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Cyclone Remal losses estimated at Tk 7000cr

Published : Thursday, 13 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 84

The overall assessment report of the damages and losses in cyclone Remal has been prepared. According to the final report, the government has so far estimated the losses caused by cyclone Remal at Tk 7,000 crore, which is around 90 per cent of the total damage.

The final report of the losses would be placed before the Prime Minister on Thursday for taking

necessary measures, so that the affected people can survive and losses can be recovered duly. State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohibbur Rahman will hand over the report to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

In response to a query of a journalist at BSRF Dialogue held on Wednesday in the Media Center at the Bangladesh Secretariat, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohibur Rahman made the disclosure.

Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) organised the dialogue titled Government preparedness to tackle natural disasters. BSRF General Secretary Masudul Haque moderated the programme while its president Fasih Uddin Mahtab presided.

Mohibbur Rahman said that already an inter-ministerial meeting was held on Tuesday to ascertain the damage caused by Remal and this is the first time that the overall damage report will be handed over to the Prime Minister.

"I have so far got about 90 per cent estimates while the rest will be found today (Wednesday). I will give the estimate of the damage to the Prime Minister so that she can do the next work properly," he added.

The state minister also informed that this time the embankments experienced major damages while fishery sector suffered huge losses.

Giving assurance that there is nothing to be worried, Mohibbur said, adding, "Such incidents took place across the world. But, the situation controlled successfully. We are working to recruit more volunteers in urban areas to tackle aftermath of possible earthquake and in case of building collapse. We have made extensive plans to remove those and rescue people."

"My major concern is earthquakes as Bangladesh is among the earthquake-prone countries. Richter scale 8 magnitude earthquakes can occur anytime and thousands of people in Dhaka city may get trapped," he said.

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